Tri-State man indicted on sex trafficking charges

Tri-State man indicted on sex trafficking charges
David Darnell Barron was indicted Monday by a Grand jury on 29 charges relating to an alleged sex trafficking operation. (Source: Warren County Jail)

WARREN COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - A Tri-State man was indicted by a grand jury Monday for an alleged sex trafficking operation.

David Barron is charged with 29 counts related to the trafficking, assault and prostitution of two women in Warren County.

According to court documents, over two months Barron advertised two women online for prostitution.

He allegedly compelled the women to engage in prostitution through isolation, threats, beatings and the provision of drugs.

Barron also forced the women to have sex with him three times, the court documents say.

Barron currently faces six counts of commercial sex trafficking, six counts of compelling prostitution, six counts of promoting prostitution, three counts of rape, one count of abduction, one count of aggravated drug possession, one count of receiving stolen property, one count of aggravated menacing, one count of intimidation, one count of felonious assault and one count of corrupting another with drugs.

Barron is at the Warren County Jail on a $400,000 bond.

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