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Ottawa County prostitution sting leads to eight arrests

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OTTAWA COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Several people were charged with solicitation, following an undercover investigation in Ottawa County.

 The investigation ended on Tuesday, when authorities went undercover at a Portage Township Hotel. The operation included males and females responding to a hotel meeting with undercover police.

Police say after the following people solicited sexual acts, they were arrested:

 Thomas A. Erne DOB: 10-23-1949 from Huron, Ohio

Richard B. Stratton DOB 06-06-1946 from Norwalk, Ohio

Barry A. Lee DOB 07-13-1951 from Sandusky, Ohio

George R. Johnson DOB 04-29-1957 from Sandusky, Ohio

Amanda L. Bigelow-Hogan DOB 01-02-1987 from Toledo, Ohio

Jason J. Palmer DOB 10-03-1972 from Elmore, Ohio


Also arrested:

Daniel A. Weiss DOB 05-09-1974 from Flat Rock, Michigan (arrested for be an accomplice to prostitution)

 Mark Day DOB 01-18-1971 from Sandusky, Ohio (arrested for attempted soliciting)

The operation was conducted by the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office, along with the Wood County Sheriff's Office, FBI of Northwest Ohio Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force, and BCI&I.

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