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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Morgan County Sheriff Douglas McGrath, and the Southeast Ohio Trafficking Task Force provide updates on a large-scale trafficking investigation that began about 10 months ago. did.

“This task force has set foot in the ruins of a’suspicious man’who trafficked boys’ victims and sexually exploited their children – pure filth.” Yost said through a press release. “Sheriff McGrath, Sheriff (Larry) Minx, and the Trafficking Task Force in Southeast Ohio have revealed that this criminal activity is unwelcome in their county.”

The Southeastern Ohio Trafficking Task Force, formed under the Attorney General’s Ohio Organized Crime Investigation Commission in August 2021, was trafficked by Rusty Campbell at 4630 N. StateRoute 60 in McConnelsville in exchange for money. I received the information that I am. Methamphetamine and other favors.

In the course of subsequent investigations, Task Force officials have joined an online group where Campbell has sex with additional juvenile victims, creates child pornography, and shares explicit videos of child sexual abuse. I learned that. The activity took place from April 2020 to July 2021.

“Sexual abuse of children is one of the most vicious crimes that exist, and sadly we cannot escape this evil in the community.” McGrath said. “Thankfully, joint resources through the Task Force have allowed law enforcement agencies to act swiftly and arrest criminals before they hurt more children, especially Sheriff Wasington County. We thank Larry Minx and the Trafficking Task Force in Southeastern Ohio for their role as a means to make Morgan County a safer place. “

Campbell was arrested and charged with one count and one felony of rape at Common Pleia Court in Morgan County in February. He has five counts of trafficking, all one felony. 27 obscene acts, including all two felony minors. Two counts of illegal sexual activity for minors, both with three felony charges.

The Task Force then focused its investigations on other parties, resulting in numerous arrests and prosecutions in Morgan County.

¯ Daniel Charles, 33, 5980 N. State Highway 60 Northwest Lot D, McConnellsville was charged with one count of trafficking, one felony. 20 counts of obscene acts, including all two felony minors. And convincing prostitution, two felony.

¯CalebClemens, 31, 5788 N. State Route 60 NW. , McConnelsville was charged with one felony in one trafficking case. Minors, three felony corruptions. Minors, illegal sexual activity due to three felony charges.

¯CodyAllenDingey, 33, 7007 State Route 376, McConnelsville was charged with one trafficking and one felony. Two counts of illegal sexual activity due to three felony minors.

¯ Dustin Harlow, of unknown age and address, was charged with one charge of misdemeanor and one of the illegal sexual acts with three felony charges.

¯ Matthew Haynes (age and address unknown) was charged and convicted of committing one illegal sexual activity with three misdemeanors. He has been sentenced to three years in prison and must be registered as a sex offender upon his release. The Central Ohio Trafficking Task Force, National Security Investigations, and the Columbus Department of Police helped Haynes arrest.

¯ Tyler Matenny, 34, 6635 N. Bearland Road NE, McConnellsville, was charged with one count of trafficking, one felony. Three counts of obscene obscenity, including two felony minors. Two counts of illegal sexual activity for minors, both with three felony charges.

¯ Brian O’Neill (39 years old, unknown address) was charged and convicted of two charges of illegal sexual activity by a minor (both three felony). And one important count, three felony. He will be sentenced on August 2nd.

¯ Dean Smith has been charged with eight obscene indecent charges, including all two felony minors. Four counts of misdemeanor, all three felony illegal sexual acts.

According to the indictment, the victims of these crimes appear to be the same boy, who was 14/15 at the time.

MTF investigations are ongoing as additional suspects have been identified.

If you have additional information about this investigation or knowledge of additional victims of trafficking, please contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (740-376-7070) or the National Trafficking Hotline (888-3737-888) directly. We recommend contacting the Task Force.

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