LISBON, Ohio (WKBN) – A Greenville, Pa. man is facing sex charges after investigators say he tried to meet a woman for sex.
William F. Brown, 59, of Greenville, was arrested Monday by East Palestine police and agents with the Mahoning County Human Trafficking Task Force.
He is charged with engaging in prostitution and possessing criminal tools. He is in the Columbiana Jail on $100,000 bond.
Brown was appointed by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office as the coordinator of the Mercer County Drug Task Force and is also is the fire chief for West Salem Township. County officials say he has already been replaced on the drug task force.
Investigators say Brown answered an online ad to meet a woman for sex but was arrested by undercover agents.
Officials with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office called the crimes “disturbing” and “disgusting.”
Charges were filed against Brown Tuesday.
He is scheduled for a disposition hearing on December 13.