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Toledo, Ohio man indicted and arrested for sex trafficking juveniles

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

A Toledo man was arrested January 23, 2020 for sex trafficking two juveniles in Toledo, Ohio.

Tyrone Cannon, aka “Bama,” 24, was indicted January 8, 2020 on two counts of Sex Trafficking of Minors between April and May.  One count charges sex trafficking of a 17-year old female juvenile, while the other count charges sex trafficking of a 16-year old female juvenile.

If convicted, the defendant faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years on each count and designation as a sex offender.  The sentence will be determined by the Court after review of 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 investigation of this matter was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Toledo Police Department, and the Northwest Ohio Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Task Force.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tracey Ballard Tangeman and Ranya Elzein.

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



Bridget M. Brennan
(216) 622-3810

Updated January 24, 2020