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Toledo Woman Sentenced To Three Years In Prison For Sex Trafficking Involving A Minor

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

A Toledo woman was sentenced to three years in prison for interstate sex trafficking involving a minor, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cleveland Office.

Amber Ginter, aka Amber Mendoza, age 36, transported a minor from Ohio to Michigan in December 2009 with the purpose that the minor engage in commercial sexual activity, according to the court documents.

“This case is another stark reminder that human trafficking exists in our district and in our collective back yard,” Dettelbach said. “It’s a reminder that we need to be better neighbors and ask questions if something looks suspicious.”

Anthony said, “The sexual human trafficking of minors for profit is an injustice that will not be tolerated. The FBI continues to aggressively pursue and bring to justice those who violate the rights of our most vulnerable of the community.”

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James V. Moroney, following an investigation by the Toledo Resident Agency of the FBI and the Northwest Ohio Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force. The task force is made up of members of the FBI, Toledo Police Department, Perrysburg Township Police Department, Lima Police Department, Oregon Police Department, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio State Highway Patrol, and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Updated March 12, 2015