Several people were charged with solicitation, following an undercover investigation in Ottawa County.
The investigation ended on Tuesday, when authorities went undercover at a Portage Township Hotel. The operation included males and females responding to a hotel meeting with undercover police.
Police say after the following people solicited sexual acts, they were arrested:
Thomas A. Erne DOB: 10-23-1949 from Huron, Ohio
Richard B. Stratton DOB 06-06-1946 from Norwalk, Ohio
Barry A. Lee DOB 07-13-1951 from Sandusky, Ohio
George R. Johnson DOB 04-29-1957 from Sandusky, Ohio
Amanda L. Bigelow-Hogan DOB 01-02-1987 from Toledo, Ohio
Jason J. Palmer DOB 10-03-1972 from Elmore, Ohio
Daniel A. Weiss DOB 05-09-1974 from Flat Rock, Michigan (arrested for be an accomplice to prostitution)
Mark Day DOB 01-18-1971 from Sandusky, Ohio (arrested for attempted soliciting)
The operation was conducted by the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office, along with the Wood County Sheriff's Office, FBI of Northwest Ohio Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force, and BCI&I.
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