Between May 19 and May 22, 2021, Ohio’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force conducted an undercover investigation targeting suspects involved in sexually explicit online conduct with people they believed were under the age of 16.
This investigation, called “Operation Déjà Vu,” resulted in the arrest of 31 suspects, across five Ohio counties, ranging in age from 20 to 80 years old.
The charges resulting from this investigation include:
- 31 suspects charged with Attempted Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor, in violation of R.C. 2907.04, a felony of the third or fourth degree.
- 31 suspects charged with Importuning, in violation of R.C. 2907.07, a felony of the fifth degree.
- 31 suspects charged with Possessing Criminal Tools, in violation of R.C. 2923.24, a felony of the fifth degree.
- 4 suspects charged with Compelling Prostitution, in violation of R.C. 2907.21, a felony of the first degree.
- 2 suspects charged with Disseminating Matter Harmful to Juveniles, in violation of R.C. 2907.31, a felony of the fourth or fifth degree.
- 1 suspect charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon, in violation of R.C. 2923.12.
- 1 suspect charged with Failure to Comply, in violation of R.C. 2921.331.
These charges are serious and, if convicted, these suspects could face incarceration and be required to register with the Ohio Sex Offender Registry.
To read more about the "Operation Déjà Vu" case, click here.
For more information, please call the attorneys at Friedman & Nemecek at (216) 928-7700.