Ohio man could face life for human trafficking

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge could sentence a northeast Ohio man to life in prison for prostituting young women he kept hooked on heroin.

Jeremy Mack, 38, of Elyria is being sentenced later this afternoon by a federal judge in Akron after being convicted in February of nine counts that included sex trafficking and drug trafficking.

Ashley Onysko of Avon Lake was sentenced to 30 months in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to sex trafficking charges. The 24-year-old Onysko told investigators she helped Mack by arranging sex meetings and posting online ads.

Mack’s original lawyers, two assistant federal public defenders, were removed from the case last year after prosecutors accused them of helping Mack violate a no-contact order with witnesses and victims.

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