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Toledo man found guilty on human trafficking charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2013

A Toledo man was found guilty by a jury on two counts of sex trafficking of children, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Brady Jackson, 27, will be sentenced later this year. An exact date has not been scheduled.

“This verdict is another stark reminder that human trafficking hides in plain sight,” Dettelbach said. “This defendant's sole purpose was to profit off these girls in the commercial sex industry.”

Jackson advertised on backpage.com in in Septmber 2011 that the two girls, ages 16 and 15, were available for prostitution. Jackson told the girls that he would take all the money they would make from prostitution but that he would take them shopping and get their hair and nails done, according to court records.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Carol M. Skutnik and Ava Dustin following an investigation by the Northwest Ohio Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force (NWOVCACTF).

The NWOVCACTF, directed by the FBI Resident Agency in Toledo, Ohio, includes special agents of the FBI, and agents and officers from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, Ohio Highway Patrol, Toledo Police Department, Lima Police Department, Perrysburg Township Police Department, Fulton County Sheriff's Office and the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office. Toledo Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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