Grand jury indicts father, son on human trafficking charges - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Federal grand jury indicts father, son on human trafficking charges

Keith Arrick Sr. and Keith Arrick Jr. Provided Keith Arrick Sr. and Keith Arrick Jr. Provided
COLUMBUS, OH (FOX19) -

A federal grand jury has indicted a Fort Mitchell man and his son on human trafficking charges.

Keith Arrick Sr., 46, of Fort Mitchell, and Keith Arrick Jr., 21, of Columbus, are charged with conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, sex trafficking of a minor and sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion.

Arrick Sr. is also charged with two counts violating the Mann Act that prohibits interstate transportation for prostitution.

"The investigation found that these defendants forced the victims to commit sex acts for money. They were held against their will and were fearful for their lives," Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said.

Authorities said Arrick Sr. and Arrick Jr. forced one juvenile and multiple women (including one alleged victim brought to Columbus from Kentucky) to engage in commercial sex acts from September 2013 to February.

Arrick Sr. and Arrick Jr. used various hotels in the Columbus area to harbor the women and used the Internet to recruit customers, DeWine's office said, citing an indictment. 

Arrick Sr. is accused of using physical violence or threats of violence if the victims indicated they wished to stop performing commercial sex acts.

Copyright 2014 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old dies

    Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old dies

    Friday, November 17 2017 5:11 PM EST2017-11-17 22:11:09 GMT
    Sunday, November 19 2017 1:41 PM EST2017-11-19 18:41:48 GMT

    An Atlanta television station says video secretly recorded in a nursing home in 2014 shows nurses laughing while they try to start an oxygen machine and an 89-year-old World War II veteran dies.

    More >>

    An Atlanta television station says video secretly recorded in a nursing home in 2014 shows nurses laughing while they try to start an oxygen machine and an 89-year-old World War II veteran dies.

    More >>
  • Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

    Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

    Sunday, November 19 2017 1:33 PM EST2017-11-19 18:33:58 GMT
    Sunday, November 19 2017 4:31 PM EST2017-11-19 21:31:56 GMT

    After UCLA player's father minimized President Donald Trump's involvement in winning players' release from China, Trump tweets, "I should have left them in jail!".

    More >>

    After UCLA player's father minimized President Donald Trump's involvement in winning players' release from China, Trump tweets, "I should have left them in jail!".

    More >>
  • Woman convicted in hair weave killings collapses as guilty verdict read

    Woman convicted in hair weave killings collapses as guilty verdict read

    Saturday, November 18 2017 8:09 AM EST2017-11-18 13:09:51 GMT
    Shelby Isaac (Source: WMC Action News 5)Shelby Isaac (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    Shelby Isaac was found guilty on two counts of second-degree murder in the shooting and killing E.J. Tate, his girlfriend Edwina Thomas, and their unborn child in January 2016. 

    More >>

    Shelby Isaac was found guilty on two counts of second-degree murder in the shooting and killing E.J. Tate, his girlfriend Edwina Thomas, and their unborn child in January 2016. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly