Man and woman charged with trafficking women from Warrensville Heights motel

Cleveland, Ohio — A Cuyahoga County grand jury has served an indictment charging two people with trafficking multiple women out of a motel in Warrensville Heights, Cuyahoga County District Attorney Michael O”s office said. Malley.

Nicholas Hutchins, 38, and Nadine Siggres, 39, are charged with human trafficking, forced prostitution, promoting prostitution and possessing the tools of crime. Hutchins is also charged with trafficking, drug possession and having disabled weapons, O’Malley’s office said in a press release Thursday.

Both are currently being held in the Cuyahoga County Jail and will be arraigned later.

The indictment stems from “Operation Fouled Out,” an undercover sting that the Cuyahoga Regional Anti-Human Trafficking Task and Ohio Organized Crime Investigation Commission in February at the NBA All-Star Game in Cleveland. The sting resulted in eight arrests and gave investigators leads that led to the arrests of Hutchins and Siggres, prosecutors said.

Hutchins used multiple names to rent motel rooms to traffic women, prosecutors said. Siggres helped run the trafficking ring by supervising the women when Hutchins was away, prosecutors said.

Task force officers arrested Hutchins on July 7 in the parking lot of a Warrensville Heights motel on Northfield Road, prosecutors said.

Task force officers searched Hutchins’ vehicle and home and found suspected drugs and paraphernalia, along with hundreds of cartridges and several firearms, prosecutors said. He also had more than 100 grams of crack hidden in his pants when he was arrested, prosecutors said.

Officers arrested Siggres the same day, prosecutors said.

Acting O’Malley and Cuyahoga County Sheriff Steven Hammett said in statements that they are proud of the work of the Human Trafficking Task Force.

“Thanks to the dedicated work of this task force and our law enforcement partners, we are able to make our community a safer place,” O’Malley said in the statement.

Hammett said the sheriff’s department is “dedicated to keeping [human traffickers] bring accountability and justice to all victims of sexual violence in our community.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, whose office includes the Ohio Organized Crime Task Force, said investigations like the one that resulted in Thursday’s indictment “dismantle the demand for human trafficking.” human being”.

“Sting operations deter customers from buying sex and also, as in this case, produce valuable information for investigators to pursue the traffickers who supply the victims,” ​​he said.

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