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      Toledo man sentenced for sex trafficking children

      Roy Calhoun

      A Toledo man has been sentenced to 15 years behind bars for sex trafficking children, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

      Roy Calhoun, 30, was arrested in 2010 after being accused of recruiting females, some minors, to work as prostitutes. The crimes dated back to 2007. He was found guilty in 2012 on multiple charges including sex trafficking of children, conspiracy to obstruct a sex trafficking investigation and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute Oxycodone.

      An indictment released in 2010 alleged that in April 2009, several rooms at the Motel 6 on Heatherdowns Blvd. were used by a number of Calhoun's females to engage in prostitution.

      "The defendant profited from children in the commercial sex trade," said Steven Dettelbach, US Attonrey for Northern Ohio District. "Our office will continue to pursue human trafficking cases with vigor."

      --- READ MORE on how Calhoun recruited and treated his prostitutes ---

      According to court documents, Calhoun beat and assaulted the females who worked for him and threatened those who left or attempted to quit working as prostitutes.