A two-day human trafficking sting resulted in nearly 100 arrests around Central Ohio. Operation 614 comes on the heels of a new state law penalizing johns.
The Ohio Attorney General's office and law enforcement agencies carried out Operation 614 in Columbus and its surrounding suburbs on Wednesday and Thursday. Officers found 53 people coerced into sex trafficking and referred them to social services.
Law enforcement arrested 93 johns seeking to purchase sex. Those arrested included a registered sex offender on parole and those seeking sex with juveniles.