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A Man from Ross and Four From Fairfield County Caught in Prostitution Sting


Lancaster – Four men from Fairfield County, one from Ross County, and Three other men was arrested and charged with Engaging in Prostitution

Fairfield County Sheriff Alex Lape would like to announce that a multi-jurisdiction operation aimed at reducing the demand for prostitution and human trafficking resulted in the arrest of eight offenders. On August 19, 2022, an operation led by the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Bureau, with the assistance of the Lancaster Police Department, New Horizons Mental Health, and the Lancaster City Law Director’s Office, was conducted in the city of Lancaster. This operation referred to as a “John Sting.” with Detectives from the Investigations Bureau working in undercover assignments, targets those individuals who perpetuate the demand for prostitution and, thusly, human trafficking. This is the fourth such operation conducted by the Sheriff’s Office in the past year with forty-four (44) total offenders being apprehended as a result.

Those arrested were charged with Engaging in Prostitution, a first-degree misdemeanor. Those arrested were:

Everett Hommel, 34, Lancaster

Richard French, 29, Chillicothe

Timothy Grashel, 65, Carroll

Bradley Trimble, 57, Lancaster

Michael McGill, 43, Columbus

Daniel Fullen, 37, Lancaster

Zaheer Aslam, 41, Columbus

Thomas E. Spicer, 56, New Straitsville