177 arrested & 109 survivors rescued during largest anti-human trafficking operation in Ohio’s history

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45 kids rescued, hundreds arrested during anti-human trafficking operation, officials say

By Jared Goffinet | October 26, 2020 at 9:50 AM EDT – Updated October 26 at 3:17 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (FOX19) – The outcome of a statewide anti-human trafficking operation resulted in dozens of kids being rescued and hundreds of people being arrested.

A total of 45 missing children were rescued across southern Ohio by the U.S. Marshal’s Service during Operation Autumn Hope, Attorney General Dave Yost announced.

In what he thinks is the largest state-wide anti-human trafficking operation in Ohio, AG Yost said 177 “Johns” were arrested.

The goals of this operation was to rescue victims, find missing and exploited kids, apprehending those seeking sex with a minor, and arrest men seeking to buy sex.

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