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Twenty Two Men Indicted in Sex charges Against Children After Statewide Human Trafficing Bust


COLUMBUS – Twenty-Two men have been indicted on charges of attempted rape, importuning, attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and promoting prostitution.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said,”These 22 men all travelled to a specific location in Franklin County to engage in inappropriate sexual conduct with what they thought were children they believed to be between 12 and 15 years old.”

The sting lured men to come from other areas of Ohio to “meet up” with agents that were impersonating children from all over Ohio.

The sting yielded 104 total arrests, including 53 felony charges, in an operation named “Fourth and Goal.”

“This operation demonstrates the varying dynamics of sex trafficking operating within our community,” Rapp said. “Street prostitution is only a small part of a much larger complex sex trafficking issue. This operation was a collaboration of over 30 local, state and federal agencies and offices working to address the many hidden crimes within Ohio.”

A portion of the initiative focused on those seeking to engage in sexual activity with whom they believed to be minor children. This portion of the operation arrested 24 individuals for importuning and attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. One individual faces additional charges of attempted rape and one individual faces an additional charge of disseminating matter harmful for juveniles. All charges are felonies.

Here is a list of people indicted in the list you can see several that are from our area.

Logan Lee Detty, of Chillicothe

Steven Gregory Weakley, of Grove City

Brian Joseph Basil, of Grove City


Timothy Wayne Coffey, of Columbus

James Matthew Good, of Marysville

Jonas Micah Wernick, of Upper Arlington

Jose Alberto Montoyvanegas, of Columbus

Cesar Ivan Lopez, of Galloway

Kim Jay Alex, of Dublin

Rick Alan Birman, of Columbus

Neil Umesh Patel, of Methuen, MA

Christian Mark Gibson, of Columbus

Scott William Fierro, of Marysville

Mark Wyatt Fitzgerald II, of Portsmouth

Joshua Randall Love, of Columbus

Christian Othello Bryant, of Columbus

Steven Michael Wilson, of Columbus

John Shimizu, of Dublin

David James Bond, of Columbus

Cody Michael Conn, of Columbus

Steven Daniel Barcus, of Westerville

Marcus Ronaldon Banks, of Arlington, TN