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A fourth defendant has been charged with forced labor and conspiracy for participating in a labor trafficking scheme that forced minors to work at egg farms in central Ohio.
Seven people have been indicted by a Franklin County Grand Jury for luring victims into human trafficking. The suspects would control the five victims with violence and drugs and post escorting advertisements on Backpage.com.
A Toledo woman was indicted for obstructing an investigation into the sex trafficking of minors. The charges were filed as part of a 13-count indictment in which three Toledo men were charged with conspiracy to sex traffic children.
Two Cincinnati men pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of conspiracy to sex traffic a child after conspiring to harbor a 14-year-old female and causing her to engage in a commercial sex act.
A federal grand jury has charged two Cincinnati individuals with charges related to the selling of a child and creating child pornography.
TOOLS & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
Human Trafficking Organizations
and Facilitators: A Detailed Profile and Interviews With Convicted
Traffickers in the United States
Evaluating Service Models for
Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking
School Trafficking Outreach
Program (STOP) Report
Meetings & EVENTS
Trafficking Awareness Day & Youth Summit
State Representatives Teresa Fedor and Tavia Galonski are hosting the 9th Annual Ohio Human Trafficking Awareness Day, which will include an Ohio Youth Trafficking Summit on January 12.
Human Trafficking Day Conference
The Renee Jones Empowerment Center, University Hospitals and Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital are hosting a human trafficking conference. CEUs are pending. Register here.
Chain” Human Trafficking and the Ohio Opioid Epidemic Conference
The Reynoldsburg Youth Human Trafficking Coalition is hosting its January “Break Every Chain” conference, which is free and open to the public. CEUs are available.
Responders Human Trafficking Training
The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Collaborative to End Human Trafficking, Northeast Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force and the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association are hosting a human trafficking training for law enforcement, medical professionals, social workers and advocates. CEUs are pending.
Trafficking Awareness Training
The Medina County Coalition Against Human Trafficking is hosting a human trafficking awareness training. CEUs are pending.
Annual Multi-Faith Prayer Breakfast
The Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Multi-Faith Prayer Breakfast to raise awareness of human trafficking for Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
Trafficking and the Opioid Crisis Webinar
The National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center is hosting a 90-minute webinar that highlights emerging trends, case studies and research on human trafficking and substance use. Register here.
Cincinnati 2018 Anti-Human Trafficking Conference
End Slavery Cincinnati is hosting its Annual Anti-Human Trafficking Conference featuring a keynote address from Polaris. Online registration closes on January 29. CEUs are pending.
She Has A
Name Anti-Human Trafficking Training
She Has A Name is hosting a three-week community education program designed to address human trafficking education and awareness. Sign up online.