Three Mothers Allegedly Sold Their Children to Ohio Pedophile for Drugs.
A federal grand jury indicted nine people on a slew of federal sex trafficking and obstruction charges related to an Ohio child sex trafficking ring that allegedly bartered illegal drugs to drug addicts in exchange for access to their children.
This "bartering" system has allegedly been in operation for DECADES!
The child sex trafficking ring investigation first grabbed headlines in March, when Larry Dean Porter, 69, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, and several others, including three local mothers, were arrested in connection with allegedly sexually molesting several children between the ages of 3 to 13 years old.
Among the nine people charged in connection with Larry Porter's alleged child sex trafficking ring were two of his daughters, Denna Sue Porter, 32, and Crystal D. Porter, 39.
Porter had been sexually abusing the children AND producing child pornography that he kept on flash drives. Porter was arrested in June and, while he was incarcerated, made several calls to relatives asking them to lie under oath. He also wrote at least three letters begging for them to conceal his operation.
At least three mothers have been charged after a lengthy investigation documented the women taking their children to Porters Wheelersburg residence. The women allegedly offered up multiple children to Porter in exchange for drugs and money. The women were named as: Magan Richmond, 32, of Portsmouth, Ohio; Tasha Stringer, 37, of Wheelersburg, and Kathryn McMullen, 36, of South Webster, Ohio.
She was said to have claimed that Larry Porter asked her to recruit her friend, McMullen to 'bring her kids' over so they could be assaulted. Stringer allegedly said that she performed sex acts on McMullen's children.
The police incident report alleged that while at Larry Porter's home, McMullen also engaged in sexually abusing her own three-year-old daughter and her son, who was six or seven years old, or allegedly watched as they were being molested.
Stringer also allegedly told police that she had watched Larry Porter molesting Richmond's five-year-old, naked daughter, while the woman was there during a drug deal.
Of the nine people arrested in the sting, more than half were related in some way to Larry Porter. Joshua David Aldridge, 36, of South Webster, Ohio, allegedly transported minors to Porter's residence in exchange for drugs. Ralph Albert Aldridge, Joshua's brother and Porter's son-in-law, of Columbus, was arrested.