Another one of the 34 people rounded up a two-month-long sting conducted by the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force two summers ago has started serving a jail sentence.

Gary Seevers, 49, of Beaver, Pennsylvania has been sentenced to serve six months in jail after pleading guilty earlier to importuning and possessing criminal tools.

Seevers, who must also register as a Tier One sex offender, was arrested in part of Operation Full Court Press, a crackdown on predators seeking to engage in sexual activity with children online.

From June 1, 2021, through July 29, 2021, fourteen of the suspects were arrested in Columbiana County.

Over a three-day period in August of last year, officers from several communities arrested 20 suspects in Mahoning County.

Agents posed as underaged individuals online.

Federal, state, and other law enforcement agencies were involved in the investigation.