Youngstown man arraigned on human trafficking charges


YOUNGSTOWN — A city man arrested for a traffic violation Monday was arraigned today in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court on human trafficking and compelling prostitution charges.

Magistrate Dan Dascenzo set bond at $100,000 for David Kalna, 37, of Second Street, who pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Assistant Prosecutor Michael Yacovone told the magistrate Kalna's case may be the first human-trafficking case in the area.

Yacovone said the allegations involve two of Kalna's relatives. Kalna shook his head in shock when he heard that.

Police knew U.S. Marshals were looking for Kalna when he was taken into custody because of an earlier indictment on the charges.

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