FBI Cleveland
Special Agent Vicki D. Anderson
(216) 522-1400
May 19, 2014

Toledo Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Human Trafficking

A Toledo man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for sex trafficking involving children, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cleveland Office.

Brady Jackson, 28, was convicted last year on two counts of sex trafficking of children following a jury trial.

“Human trafficking is a despicable crime,” Dettelbach said. “This defendant targeted vulnerable people for the sole purpose of profiting off them in the commercial sex industry.”

Anthony said, “The sexual human trafficking of minors for profit is an injustice that will not be tolerated. The FBI continues to aggressively pursue and bring to justice those who violate the rights of our most vulnerable of the community.”

Jackson advertised on backpage.com in September 2011 that the two girls, ages 16 and 15, were available for prostitution. Jackson told the girls that he would take all the money they would make from prostitution but that he would take them shopping and get their hair and nails done, according to court records.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Carol M. Skutnik and Ava Dustin following an investigation by the Northwest Ohio Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force (NWOVCACTF).

The NWOVCACTF, directed by the FBI Resident Agency in Toledo, Ohio, includes special agents of the FBI and agents and officers from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, Ohio Highway Patrol, Toledo Police Department, Lima Police Department, Perrysburg Township Police Department, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.