Portage Co. man pleads not guilty of trying to meet teen in Austintown for sex

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Jonathan Brokaw, human trafficking

A Portage County man caught up in a sex sting last month remains in jail on a $25,000 bond.

Jonathan Brokaw, of Rootstown, is facing charges after members of the Valley’s Human Trafficking Task Force said he tried to set up a meeting for sex with what he thought was a 15-year-old girl. That “girl” was actually an undercover sheriff’s deputy.

Investigators said he traveled to Austintown to meet her, where he was arrested.

He pleaded not guilty in court on Tuesday morning and is set for trial in May.

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