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Toledo man sentenced to 15 years in prison for sex trafficking of minors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2013

A Toledo man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for sex trafficking of children, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Roy Calhoun, 30, guilty to multiple charges last year, including sex trafficking of children, conspiracy to obstruct a sex trafficking investigation and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute Oxycodone.

“This defendant profited from children in the commercial sex trade,” Dettelbach said. “Our office will continue to pursue human trafficking cases with vigor.”

Calhoun was arrested in 2010 and accused of recruiting females, including minor children, to work as prostitutes between 2007 and 2010. He advertised a minor on craigslist.com on different occasions and drove the minor to Toledo-area hotels, according to court documents.

Calhoun beat and assaulted the females who worked for him and threatened those who left or attempted to quit working as prostitutes, according to court documents.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James V. Moroney following an investigation by the Northwest Ohio Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force.

The NWOVCACTF includes members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, Toledo Police Department, Lima Police Department, Perrysburg Township Police Department, Fulton County Sheriff's Office and the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office.

 

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