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.
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.