A central Ohio sex sting operation resulted in 104 arrests, including 24 men who showed up at one location intending to meet up with underage children for sex.
“They show up with sex toys, they show up with lubrication,” Maj. Steven Tucker of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. “They show up with things that clearly somebody isn’t going to show up to a house with, unless they intended to engage in sexual activity.”
Those who came to the location were charged with attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and importuning.
Police identified Austin Kosier, a 31-year-old emergency room doctor, and Christian Gibson, a 26-year-old former youth director at Redeemer’s at Courtright Church in Columbus as two of the 104 suspects.
According to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, more than 30 law enforcement agencies were involved in the sex sting operation.
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