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Agents with Ohio Bureau of Investigation recently raided his home, which also serves as his office and is across the street from the Scioto County Courthouse. Ohio AG seeks info on Portsmouth attorney amid reports of sex trafficking investigation. The sworn statement contends some of the women said they were sent as far as New York, New Jersey, Florida and Nevada for paid sexual encounters.
Crime Portsmouth attorney under state investigation for sex trafficking indicted. His RV behind his home also was searched. Mearan has long been rumored to be involved in a sex trafficking ring.
Police detectives began looking into Mearan in lateabout the same time our news partners at the Cincinnati Enquirer began reporting on rumors of sex trafficking in the southern Ohio city. His home and office across the street from the Scioto County Courthouse was raided. Jude Dream Home Giveaway.
Police have arrested a new york woman charged with promoting prostitution at a portsmouth hotel.
Yost was on hand for the raid. Copyright WXIX. One said she had slept with a former police chief for money.
FOX19 NOW ly reported Mearan was under state investigated for actions linked to prostitution, sex trafficking and drugs, according to a affidavit filed under seal with the Southern District of Ohio. Ten women ly told The Enquirer they had worked as prostitutes for Mearan, with several of the women saying they had traveled to numerous states to have sex at his behest over the last two decades.
The streets surrounding his home were blocked off to all traffic, as well as foot traffic. The affidavit shows Mearan was suspected of supplying young female prostitutes with drugs in exchange for, and as an incentive to participate in, acts of prostitution.
The indictment says Michael Mearan, 74, engaged in sex trafficking fromwith six victims being involved. Records show that Mearan had represented six of the women facing drug charges. It also says some of the women claimed they were sent as far as New York, New Jersey, Florida and Nevada for paid sexual encounters.
All rights reserved. Mearan faces more than 70 years in prison if convicted, Yost says. The charges include three counts of trafficking in persons, five counts of compelling prostitution, win counts of promoting prostitution and one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.