Police: 16-Year-Old Girl Used as Prostitute in Exchange for Drugs

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

ATHENS COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Two people have been arrested in connection with using a 16-year-old girl as a prostitute in exchange for money and drugs.

Deputies have arrested Ellen Mays, 27, and Fred Kittle, 69.

Mays admitted to setting up meetings between Kittle and the 16-year-old for the purposes of prostitution. Mays told deputies she had received drugs after the girl performed sexual acts with Kittle.

Kittle is a convicted registered sex offender in Athens County.

The girl is safe and is in the care of children's services.

Both Mays and Kittle have been charged and are now in jail.

Mays is charged with compelling prostitution and trafficking in persons.

Kittle is charged with compelling prostitution and importuning.

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