Massive human trafficking sting leads to 100 rescued victims, 177 arrests

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50 law enforcement agencies in Ohio teamed up to execute an operation that rescued over 100 human trafficking victims and led to 177 arrests. It is said that Operation Autumn Hope is the largest operation of its kind in Ohio history. “The success of Operation Autumn Hope is measured not only in the number of arrests but in the lives that were rescued from this evil,” Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said. According to WHIO News, “The effort was carried out in various parts of the state and had four priorities: rescuing victims of human trafficking and referring them to social services, recovering missing and exploited children, catching those seeking to have sex with a minor and arresting male johns seeking to buy sex.”