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Ohio man indicted on federal human trafficking charges

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a man has been indicted on human trafficking charges including counts involving a 16-year-old girl allegedly advertised for sale online.

The indictment announced Tuesday against J'Vonta Buckley of Columbus also includes a charge of child pornography related to cell phone images allegedly made of the victim.

The indictment also alleges the 26-year-old Buckley used force, fraud or coercion against an adult female who worked for him as a prostitute on Backpage.com, an online classified ad site.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force investigators ran across Buckley while conducting a sting on an online ad they believed depicted a minor girl.

A message was left with Buckley's public defender seeking comment.

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