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2 charged with human-trafficking crimes

Published: 5/11/13 @ 12:00


Associated Press

CLEVELAND

Two Ohioans accused of forcing teens into prostitution are facing human- trafficking charges.

Federal authorities said Friday an Elyria man and Avon Lake woman have been charged in U.S. District Court in Cleveland with two counts of sex trafficking. One count involves a minor.

The two were arrested April 9 in Elyria. The woman told investigators she worked for the man, arranging sex meetings and posting online ads.

U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach says the two are accused of preying on teens in the community.