A Youngstown man has been handed a prison sentence following his conviction in a prostitution investigation.

Nicholas John Rosen, 33, was sentenced Friday to nine months in prison after he earlier pleaded guilty to six counts of promoting prostitution.

In July 2020, a grand jury indicted Rosen on those charges, as well as two counts of procuring, and one count of compelling prostitution, which were dropped as part of a plea deal.

According to the indictment, between January 2018 and this past February, Rosen hired six women for sex on separate occasions.

The indictment says one of those women was compelled by Rosen to prostitute herself.

Authorities say Rosen also solicited someone else to patronize prostitutes two separate times.

The investigation was carried out by the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force.