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Two Northeast Ohioans charged with sex trafficking involving teens
The girls who were forced to have sex were lured in with drugs

Ozie Ikuenobe

Two people from Lorain County have been charged with sex trafficking after forcing two teens into prostitution.

Jeremy Mack of Elyria and Ashley Onysko of Avon Lake are accused of running the operation. 

Department of Justice spokesman Mike Tobin says Mack obtained the girls and Onysko set up meetings with clients.

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“According to the charges, Mr. Mack dealt heroin. And what he would do is he would give the heroin to underage girls and say ‘You owe me for it,’ and then he would force them to have sex for money under the guise of them paying back the debt.”

Tobin says that Mack has a previous drug trafficking conviction and is being held for violating terms of his supervised release in addition to the sex trafficking charges.

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