In July, 2022, five people were arrested in connection with a human trafficking ring in Scioto County, the county Sheriff’s Office announced. Investigators with the Southern Ohio Organized and Major Crimes Task Force found six victims. Deputies say the suspects were targeting minors for sexual activity. One man was charged with compelling prostitution, a felony, and was held in the Scioto County Jail on a $25,000 bond. Four men from Scioto County, ranging from their 40s to their 70s, faced misdemeanor solicitation charges.