179 arrested in Ohio anti-human trafficking sting ‘Operation Autumn Hope’

The Ohio Attorney General’s office on Monday announced the completion of a campaign against human trafficking, called “Operation Autumn Hope,” that resulted in 179 arrests and 109 victims rescued.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost (R) said in a press release that the operation, coordinated by the attorney general’s Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission, included more than 50 law enforcement agencies and other organizations as part of a mission to end sex trafficking across the state.

According to the news release, the jointly led operation had four primary goals: rescuing human trafficking victims, recovering missing and exploited children, apprehending those looking to have sex with a minor and arresting those looking to buy sex with a minor.

David Adams

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