Men arrested in human trafficking sting appear in court

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Eighteen of the 20 men arrested by the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force appeared in court for the first time Tuesday.

They were arrested during a sting this weekend.

Officers say the men were looking to have sex with who they thought were underage children.

Each suspect was held on a $9,000 bond.

Those who made bail will have a preliminary hearing in mid-September. Everyone else is expected to appear in court Friday.

Two other suspects will have their first court appearance in Sebring Thursday.

  • James Smiley, importuning, attempted sexual conduct with a minor
  • Matthew Davis, importuning, attempted sexual conduct with a minor
  • Roy Brock, importuning, attempted sexual conduct with a minor
  • Brian Evans, importuning, attempted sexual conduct with a minor
  • Miguel Felipe, importuning, attempted sexual conduct with a minor
  • Donald Griffin, importuning, attempted sexual conduct with a minor
  • Dakota Hoffaker, importuning, attempted sexual conduct with a minor
  • Richard McElmore, importuning, attempted sexual conduct with a minor
  • Andrei Makarov, importuning, attempted sexual conduct with a minor
  • Daryll Mclendon, importuning, attempted sexual conduct with a minor
  • Brian Rogers, importuning, attempted sexual conduct with a minor
  • Ruben Saucedo, importuning, attempted sexual conduct with a minor
  • Gary Seevers, importuning, attempted sexual conduct with a minor
  • Rafael Cortes, importuning, attempted sexual conduct with a minor
  • Mark Young, importuning, attempted sexual conduct with a minor
  • Scotty Aikens, importuning, attempted sexual conduct with a minor
  • Brendan Beasor, importuning, attempted sexual conduct with a minor
  • David Collica, importuning, attempted sexual conduct with a minor
  • Mark Reda, importuning, attempted sexual conduct with a minor
  • Nikitas Zirounis, importuning, attempted sexual conduct with a minor
  • Anthony Smith, arrested by the Human Trafficking Task Force in Columbiana County as part of "Operation Full Court Press"
  • Howard Sweitzer, arrested by the Human Trafficking Task Force in Columbiana County as part of "Operation Full Court Press"
  • Charles Schell, arrested by the Human Trafficking Task Force in Columbiana County as part of "Operation Full Court Press"
  • Bruce Crawford, arrested by the Human Trafficking Task Force in Columbiana County as part of "Operation Full Court Press"
  • Daniel Evans, arrested by the Human Trafficking Task Force in Columbiana County as part of "Operation Full Court Press"
  • Jay Kelly, arrested by the Human Trafficking Task Force in Columbiana County as part of "Operation Full Court Press"
  • Kenneth Smart, arrested by the Human Trafficking Task Force in Columbiana County as part of "Operation Full Court Press"
  • Patrick Adams, arrested by the Human Trafficking Task Force in Columbiana County as part of "Operation Full Court Press"
  • Michael Boyle, arrested by the Human Trafficking Task Force in Columbiana County as part of "Operation Full Court Press"
  • Randall Keirns, arrested by the Human Trafficking Task Force in Columbiana County as part of "Operation Full Court Press"
  • William Hebron, arrested by the Human Trafficking Task Force in Columbiana County as part of "Operation Full Court Press"

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