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Cincinnati man who was arrested as part of human trafficking operation sentenced to more than 8 years in prison

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

CINCINNATI – A Cincinnati man was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 100 months in prison and 84 months of supervised release for conspiring to sex traffic minors.


Doyenn J. Clayborne, 35, was arrested in October 2020 as part of an FBI and Blue Ash Police Department operation targeting human trafficking.


Blue Ash police officers, assisted by agents with the FBI, encountered Clayborne and two co-defendants as part of the operation at a Blue Ash hotel. The three men conspired to sell 16-year-old minor females for sex.


In addition to audio recordings of the defendants discussing logistics for providing underage females for sex, law enforcement officials discovered condoms, sexual devices, bottles of lubricant and a firearm in the defendants’ hotel room.


Officers and agents also encountered a 16-year-old female victim who had been brought to the hotel to perform sex acts for money, a portion of which would be given to the defendants. Clayborne and others picked the minor up from her residence and transported her to the hotel with the intention of having the minor engage in sex acts for $300.


Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; J. William Rivers, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Division; and Blue Ash Police Chief Scott Noel announced the sentence imposed today by U.S. District Judge Douglas R. Cole. Assistant United States Attorney Kyle J. Healey is representing the United States in this case.

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Updated August 3, 2022

Human Trafficking