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Report says 98 arrested last year for human trafficking in Ohio, 181 victims identified

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A report says police departments made 98 arrests last year during human trafficking investigations in Ohio, identifying 181 potential victims

The report says 85 investigations undertaken in the state also led to 113 suspected traffickers and 68 people suspected of trying to pay for sex.

Monday's report by the Attorney General's Human Trafficking Commission also documented the rescue of 17 potential victims and the referral of 67 victims to social services.

The Attorney General's Office says nearly 5,000 officers completed human trafficking training last year.

The report notes that a 2014 state law increased penalties for people convicted of soliciting sex from children or people with developmental disabilities.

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