Twelve Arrested for Human Trafficking

June 26, 2022
Article from the Office of Fairfield County Sheriff Alex Lape

Fairfield County Sheriff Alex Lape would like to announce that a multi-location operation aimed at reducing the demand for prostitution and human trafficking resulted in the arrest of twelve offenders.

On June 24, an operation led by the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Bureau, with the assistance of the OAG’s Human Trafficking Task Force, the Pickerington Police Department, the Lancaster Police Department and the South Central Major Crime Unit was held in the city of Pickerington.

The operation referred to as “John Sting” with Detectives from the Investigations Bureau working in undercover assignments, targets those individuals who perpetuate the demand for prostitution and human trafficking.

Those arrested were charged with Engaging in Prostitution, a first-degree misdemeanor, with several of those arrested being booked on additional charges ranging from Possession of Drugs to Resisting Arrest. All subjects arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.  All those arrested were books into the Fairfield County Jail.