GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Several men have been arrested following an ongoing investigation by the Goshen Township Police Department.
Authorities say the investigation began when they researched the computer records of a 14-year-old girl who had been reported as a runaway then found a week later unharmed. The records showed the girl has met numerous men over the previous months on social media websites. The girl didn't hide her age from the men, but they continued to want to meet her for sex.
Miami Township Police assisted the Goshen Township Police and posed as the girl on the social media sites and arranged meetings with the adult men. Several men ranging in age from 18 to 35 years old were arrested and indicted on charges which include unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, disseminating matter harmful to a juvenile, tampering with evidence, trafficking in drugs, interference with custody and importuning. Most of the men were from Ohio while others were from Kentucky, South Carolina and New Jersey. Among the men taken to the Clermont County Jail are Corey Braden, Derron Bradley, Daniel Cochran, Kyle Darling, Scott Hazlett, Alex Kraft, Kenneth Jones, James Mason, Dustyn Reaver, Christian Salvatierra, Puneet Sanhar, Shalash Haitham, Willie Slusher, Theodore Taylor and Charles Winterman.
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