City man caught in Central Ohio human trafficking sting


COLUMBUS— A Bellefontaine man, Emory Legge, 51, was one of 104 people charged in a Central Ohio human trafficking sting.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced Friday the culmination of a human trafficking operation.

A partnership of over 30 law enforcement agencies and social service organizations yielded 104 total arrests, including 53 felony charges, in an operation named Fourth and Goal.

Legge was charged with solicitation.

“You don’t know when a man buys sex whether it’s genuine consent or, rather, the victim is being forced with a baseball bat, a knife or the next hit of heroin,” Yost said. “When you hear a man talking about buying sex, he never says, ‘I’m buying a woman.’ He talks about a whore, a slut, a piece – and that’s because saying what is really happening is too close to the truth for them to handle. People who think and talk like that know in their heart of hearts – it’s slavery.”


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