Westlake Police Bust Human Trafficking Ring

Westlake Police teamed with several law enforcement agencies in breaking up a human trafficking ring at a Westlake motel.

According to Police:

On  12/7/2016, Westlake Police Department conducted a joint human trafficking operation with The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Homeland Security, The Westshore Enforcement Bureau, and The Cuyahoga County Prosecutors Office.  POLICE_Westlake_Disclaimer

These persons were arrested: the latter 2 are still in jail awaiting their initial appearance:

Mariah WILLIAMS   21yoa Painesville  Soliciting  130866

Deandria HARRIS 21yoa Cleveland           Obstructing Official Business  130873

Dyanna McCULLY 18yoa Cleveland                       “                     “                      130870

Amelia BRUMMITT  24yoa Cleveland            Soliciting Drug Abuse Resisting Arrest   130916

Robert WATSON      55yoa    East Cleveland           Promoting Prostitution   130882

Persons  who were IDed and released at the scene, and will receive a summons in the mail include:

-21yoa Cleveland woman Soliciting

-25yoa Cleveland woman Prostitution

-29yoa Painesville woman  Prostitution

-26yoa Elyria man Soliciting

All were contacted through ads they had placed on the internet at Backpages.com and negotiated a price for sexual  activity.

None were found to be involved in these incidents against their will; they were willing participants.