Columbiana sex sting leads to arrest of Pennsylvania man
A man from Brackenridge, Pennsylvania is behind bars after allegedly attempting to have sex with a minor in Columbiana County and leading police on a multi-state chase that ended in Pennsylvania.
43-year-old Adam Hileman has been charged with compelling prostitution, attempted sexual conduct with a minor, felonious assault, and possessing criminal tools.
Additionally, he is facing charges for attempting to evade police in Pennsylvania.
His arrest stems from a sting by the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force where Hileman tried to pay for sex with a fake 15-year-old girl, telling undercover agents he "likes them younger," according to a news release from the Ohio Attorney General's Office.
On Feb. 1, he drove to Columbiana County, where authorities attempted to arrest him. Attempting to avoid arrest, Hileman rammed his car into an officer and fled, leading law enforcement on a pursuit that ended in Beaver County, Pennsylvania - 20 miles from Columbiana.
When stopped, Hileman refused to get out of his car and appeared to consume narcotics, prompting first responders to administer naloxone.
He remains in custody in Pennsylvania awaiting extradition to Ohio to answer for the charges here, according to the Ohio Attorney General's Office.