|Bond set at $100,000 in case charging men with forcing juvenile girl into prostitution|
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|Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:02 AM|
A Harrison man charged with using drugs to force a juvenile girl into prostitution was slapped with a straight $100,000 bond in an arraignment hearing before Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Winkler Friday, Jan. 18, according to court records.
Lanceon Johnson, 37, Harrison, is charged with one count of compelling prostitution, two counts of promoting prostitution, and three counts of corrupting another with drugs.
Meanwhile, Corey Stanton, 23, Cleves, is charged with four counts of compelling prostitution, five counts of promoting prostitution, and six counts of corrupting another with drugs in connection to the same alleged crime. Winkler set his bond at $35,000 - 10 percent cash.
The case reportedly came to light after the girl’s father confronted one of the two suspects.
The girl was given heroin and then told to engage in prostitution, according to court documents.
After the father became aware of the alleged crimes, Harrison police and the state’s Crimes Against Children unit launched an investigation.
Police say one of the suspects admitted to soliciting others to engage in sexual conduct with the teenage girl.
According to the attorney general’s office, Harrison police and the CAC conducted several interviews before arrests were made.