Five people were arrested after an undercover human trafficking investigation was conducted in Bluffton on Tuesday by the Hancock and Wood County sheriffs offices and Hancock-METRICH Criminal Task Force.

According to a press release from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, the following arrests were made:

Ronald Burkholder, 51, of Rawson — charged with solicitation
Siegfried Sanders, 63, of Clayton, North Carolina — charged with solicitation
Seth Risner, 20, of Lima — charged with solicitation
Anthony Fontenot, 47, of Mamou, Louisiana — charged with solicitation
Robin Hopson, 21, of Lima — charged with prostitution

All five people are facing charges in Findlay Municipal Court.

Originally published in The Courier on December 7, 2016.