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Toledo man charged with sex trafficking of a minor

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

A criminal information was filed charging Trashon Autman, 19, of Toledo, with transportation of a minor to engage in prostitution, said Carole S. Rendon, Acting U.S Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The investigating agencies in this case are the Toledo Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of the Northwest Ohio Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force.  The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Freeman.

An information is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated April 6, 2016

Human Trafficking