More victims in Lorain County human trafficking case - 19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|News, Weather, Sports

More victims in Lorain County prostitution ring

Posted: Updated:
Jeremy Mac (Source: Eyria Police) Jeremy Mac (Source: Eyria Police)
Ashley Onysko (Source: Elyria Police) Ashley Onysko (Source: Elyria Police)
LORAIN COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -

37-year-old Jeremy Mac and 23-year-old Ashley Onysko, both from Lorain County were originally charged with human trafficking involving two victims in April 2013.  Since then, the pair's indictment has been updated with the addition of two more victims, bringing the total number to four. 

According to the indictment Mac and Onskyo participated in these acts from about December 2012 until around April 9, 2013.

An updated indictment accuses the pair of giving the victims, which includes a minor, a substance containing heroin and cocaine, telling them that they had an outstanding drug debt to pay back then forcing them to have sex for money to pay-off the debt. 

After some investigative work, authorities discovered that the pair had posted "escort" advertisements for the female victims online.

Mac and Onysko are now facing drug trafficking and witness tampering charges as well.

"Jeremy Mack and Ashley Onysko used narcotics to gain control over their victims and forced them to engage in sex acts while lining their own pockets with money," said Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Cleveland office.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Bridget M. Brennan and Carole Skutnik following an investigation by the FBI and Elyria Police Department.

Powered by WorldNow