The Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force are asking for the public’s help in locating a Reynoldsburg man who was indicted in May on human trafficking charges.
Micaiah Price, 26, was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on charges of trafficking in persons, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, promoting prostitution, compelling prostitution, pandering sexually oriented materials involving a minor and commercial sexual exploitation of a minor.
Price allegedly used the internet to advertise the availability of two girls, ages 15 and 17, for sex and then trafficked them out of several different central Ohio hotels between Oct. 22 and Dec. 6, 2016.
Members of the task force rescued both victims, one from Columbus and one from Toledo.
Authorities don’t know if Price is still in Ohio or has left the state or fled to another part of the country.
"We believe that this defendant is purposely dodging authorities in order to evade arrest and avoid facing these very serious charges," Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said. "Our main concern is that other children could be victimized by this suspected human trafficker until he is in custody.”
Anyone with information about Price is urged to call their local law enforcement agency, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 614-525-3333 or the Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force via the Columbus Division of Police at 614-645-4545.
A co-defendant in the case, Teah Williams, 19, of Columbus, was arrested last month on similar charges and is being held in the Franklin County jail without bond.