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AKRON, Ohio (WJW) — Authorities announced Friday that an Akron hotel employee has been charged with promoting prostitution following a human trafficking operation.
Thursday’s operation, led by the Summit County Human Trafficking Task Force, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Summit County Sheriff Kandy Fatheree, led to Cody’s arrest. Allen Vanderwyst, 28, of Akron, Yost said in a press release.
Yost said that during the operation, five victims of human trafficking were referred to social service organizations and received medical assistance.
“This hotel worker must have thought he had the ultimate setup for smuggling women. But providing this type of room ‘service’ will get you an upgraded room – improved security, that is. say in jail. Great work by Sheriff Fatheree and our partners on this task force as we fight to end human trafficking in Ohio,” Yost said in the statement.
Another person was charged with soliciting.
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