May 2022 Update on Ohio's Anti-Trafficking Efforts

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May 2022 Human Trafficking Update

A brief overview of current news and updates on Ohio's anti-trafficking movement


A Canton man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in a sex trafficking conspiracy.

A Florida doctor and former Columbus resident were arrested for attempted sex trafficking of a minor. 

House Bill 390, which would require testing of all sexual assault examination kits from victims of human trafficking in Ohio, passed the Ohio House of Representatives after a unanimous vote. 

A Youngstown man was sentenced to four to six years in prison after pleading guilty to felony charges related to importuning and endangering children. 

The U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Counter Human Trafficking Research and Development Act. 

In an investigative report by Dayton 24/7, The Montgomery County Human Trafficking Task Force says illicit massage parlors are on the rise. 

A Columbiana County man was indicted on child pornography charges. 

A Morgan County man plead guilty to two charges of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

tools & technical assistance

Ohio Human Trafficking Service Standards Self-Assessment
The Ohio Attorney General's Human Trafficking Commission released the Ohio Human Trafficking Service Standards Self-Assessment tool to be completed by Ohio's human trafficking service providers wanting to comply with the 2020 Ohio Service Standards for Trafficked Persons

Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse Report 
The Ohio Attorney General's Office released the 2021 Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse Report

meetings & events

Local Anti-Human Trafficking Leaders: Where & How They Got Started 
June 8, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., virtual
End Slavery Cincinnati is hosting a webinar highlighting local leaders in the anti-trafficking field. 

Trauma and Human Trafficking in Tribal Communities
June 9, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., virtual 
The National Center for Victims of Crime will host a webinar on Trauma and Human Trafficking in Tribal Communities. 

Human Trafficking Identification and Awareness Training 
June 14, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., virtual 
The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is hosting a human trafficking training for law enforcement, medical professionals, mental health practitioners, social service providers and community advocates. CEUs are available.