RICO INDICTMENT FILED ON THREE ADULTS FOR LURING VICTIMS INTO HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND PROSTITUTION
Posted on 5/11/2016
Defendant: Anthony Jermaine Wilson, Tori Nikita Wilson, and Dante Lamont Griffin
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Not only will our office continue to coordinate efforts with other agencies within the law enforcement system to rescue victims who are forced or coerced into human trafficking, but we will also prosecute the defendants exploiting these victims so they are no longer controlling the victims lives”. Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a RICO indictment against a husband and wife, Anthony Jermaine Wilson, age 30, and Tori Nikita Wilson, age 30, as well as an acquaintance of theirs, Dante Lamont Griffin, age 30. The counts in the indictment include Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity (F-1), Money Laundering (F-3), Trafficking in Persons (F-1), Compelling Prostitution (F-3), Promoting Prostitution (F-4), Possession of Heroin (F-4), Possession of Cocaine (F-4), and Having Weapons While Under Disability (F-3). Anthony Wilson was indicted on all 14 counts in the indictment. The indictment alleges that the Human Trafficking and Prostitution counts in the indictment involved three victims between the time span of August 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015. “As this indictment shows, human trafficking is happening right here in Ohio”, said Attorney General DeWine. “We will continue to aggressively work with local law enforcement to find those who are being forced into the sex trade and hold traffickers accountable for their actions”, DeWine further stated. O’Brien commended the Columbus Police Department, the Organized Crime Investigations Commission, and the Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force for their thorough investigation of this case. “If convicted on these charges, the defendants face prison sentences in excess of the following: Anthony Wilson, 50 years; Tori Wilson, 15 years; Dante Griffin, 10 years”, O’Brien stated.