Trumbull County men face charges of compelling prostitution

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According to the indictment, the crimes happened in March of 2017

Michael Kover and Joel Johnson, prostitution sting

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Two men from Trumbull County are facing charges of compelling prostitution.

A Trumbull County grand jury indicted 42-year-old Joel Johnson, of Warren, and 54-year-old Michael Kover, of Niles, on the two charges of compelling prostitution for crimes that allegedly happened in March of 2017. Kover also faces a charge of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance.

According to the indictment, Johnson and Kover paid a minor to engage in sex for hire.

The men were booked into the jail Thursday and released Friday on bonds.

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