Five arrested in undercover human trafficking investigation

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.

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