Kenton Man, Son Charged in Ohio Prostitution, Heroin Case
A Ft. Mitchell father and his son are accused of sex trafficking a child and transporting women to Ohio for prostitution in exchange for heroin.
Keith Arrick, Sr., 46, is jailed in Kenton County, while his son, Keith Arrick, Jr. 21, of Lima, Ohio, appeared in a federal courtroom in Ohio on Wednesday.
The indictments resulted from an investigation by the Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force, part of Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office, and charge that the two man forced one juvenile and multiple women “to engage in commercial sex acts” between September 2013 and February 2014.
According to a release from DeWine’s office, they used “various hotels in the Columbus area to harbor the women and used the Internet to recruit customers. The elder defendant is accused of using physical violence or threats of violence if the victims indicated they wished to stop performing commercial sex acts.”
According to the indictment, the men threatened the women's lives if they attempted to leave and gave them heroin in exchange for prostituting themselves.
Arrick is being held at the Kenton County Detention Center as a federl prisoner and where he also faces a heroin possession charge. He has been lodged there since April 22.
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Photo: Keith Arrick, Sr,/via Kenton Co. Detention Center