Stories tagged with: Prostitution

May 28, 2014 - 7:22pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

Members of the Zanesville Crime and Violence Committee met Wednesday night to talk about current problems facing the city.

Several area citizens also came forward to address their concerns.  The most common topic of discussion was prostitution, particularly in the area of Ridge Avenue.  Multiple complaints were made about the prostitutes lingering on corners and Johns driving by several times throughout the night.  Zanesville Police Chief Kenneth Miller said it...

May 19, 2014 - 2:33pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

When Cindi Peddicord moved into her Ridge Avenue home a little less than a year ago she says she had no idea that the neighborhood came with one major issue. Prostitution.

"The Johns are coming up and down the street all hours of the night.  I mean you see the same truck going around many times and you know that's what they are out for," said Peddicord.

Like most mothers, Peddicord says she wants what's best for her children, but with prostitutes working in the...

December 13, 2013 - 6:25pm
1 year 32 weeks ago

Human trafficking can happen in any community.

On Friday, students at the Muskingum Valley New Tech Academy learned about the epidemic and the red flags to look for. Sister Nadine Buchanan works with anti-sex trafficking agencies to try and stop the fastest growing criminal industry in the world that forces men, women, boys and girls into labor or prostitution. Sister Nadine says Ohio is 5th in the nation for being a popular hub for human trafficking, and says predators prey on...

October 24, 2013 - 4:14pm
1 year 39 weeks ago

Five woman accused of being prostitutes are off the streets thanks to an undercover sting by the Zanesville Police Department.

Capt. Tony Coury said after recent complaints from downtown area business owners, ZPD conducted an undercover sting using an informant and arrested Misty Dawn Taylor, Morgan Jackson, Jennifer Toombs, Donna Schrack and Ashley Lombardi this past week. They have been charged with either loitering to solicit or soliciting. The women range in age from 20 to 40-years...

August 20, 2010 - 4:35pm
4 years 49 weeks ago

A Nashport man is facing federal charges for allegedly attempting to engage in prostitution and sexual activity with a minor.

The US Attorney Northern District of Ohio Office says 25-year-old Jonathan Waltman was indicted by a federal grand jury. It says he attempted to bring an eight-year-old girl from Canada to Michigan between June 15th and July 25th. It further explains that Waltman intended to travel from Ohio to Michigan to have sex with this girl.

Attorney Michael Sullivan...

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