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      Prostitution sting results in more than 20 arrests in Wood County

      Officials arrested more than 20 people in Rossford and Northwood hotels.

      Wood County officials arrested more than 20 people during a string of prostitution stings in Rossford and Northwood hotels.

      Officials conducted an undercover investigation July 2 in Rossford hotels. Those charged with soliciting prostitution include: Jason Hartman, 37, of Findlay; Channon Mallard, 23, of Southfield, Mich.;Randy Steedman, 47, of Rossford; Troy V. Smith, 51, of Sylvania; Charles Martin Jr. , 54, of Toledo; Tasha R. Walker, 35, of Toledo; Betty Slinker, 31, of Toledo.

      Two other women face charges of complicity to solicit prostitution. Those charged with third degree misdemeanor include: Chanice S. Burkes, 23, of Toledo and Shirley Speelman, 31, of Toledo. Each case is pending through Perrysburg Municipal Court.

      The hotel investigation in Northwood hotels on July 31 resulted in arrests. Those charged with soliciting prostitution include: Ronak Patel, 27, of Elmhurst, New York; Vincent Sample, 26, Toledo; Joseph Beehner,19, of Maumee; Nathan Ball, 22, of Bellevue; Joshua Morrin, 24, of Whitehouse, Ohio. Their charges are pending through Northwood Mayors Court.

      Officials returned to hotels August 19 in Rossford for another undercover investigation. Those included in the prostitution sting facing soliciting prostitution charges: Rodney Metzger, 55, Monroe Mich.;Tarek Abou-Madkour 43, of Holland, Ohio; Shawn Allen, 37, of Toledo; Douglas Long,68,Clayton, Mich.;Otto Schug, 44, of Columbus, Ind.;Peter Schaal,41, Holland, Ohio and Ronald Stewart, 43, of Bryan, Ohio. Their cases are pending through Perrysburg Municipal Court.