UPDATE | One of 5 for indicted in human trafficking case is 911 call taker


YOUNGSTOWN — One of five people indicted today by a Mahoning County grand jury on a 104-count indictment alleging human trafficking and other related charges is a call taker for the Youngstown 911 Center.

Elaine Hellman, 70, of Manhattan Avenue, is the call taker, prosecutors said. A call to the city police department’s internal affairs division for comment has not been returned.

Also indicted was Ronald D. Hellman Jr., 51, of Irma Drive; Charles Krusac, 78, of Lou Ida Boulevard in Austintown; James Jaster, 73, of South Avenue; and Lori Jackson, 43, of Randolph Street NW in Warren.

The investigation began in June after one of the victims contacted police.

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