2 Youngstown men arrested in child sex sting during All-Star Game in Cleveland

Local News

The two local men are among 49 people arrested for human trafficking during this investigation

Computer generic

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WKBN) – Two men from Youngstown were among the 49 people arrested for human trafficking at the All-Star Game in Cleveland this week.

Anthony Gentry, 29, and Steven Prest, 36, are both accused of wanting to have sex with a child.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office said the two were caught in an online sting.

“Online predators are a hidden threat to children throughout this community. The success of this operation should serve as a stern reminder to perpetrators — if you attempt to exploit children online, we will catch you,” said Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley.

A total of 28 people were arrested in the online sting. Another 21 people were arrested for soliciting prostitution.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending on WKBN.com