Brian O’Nora, an MLB umpire since 1999, found himself arrested over the weekend as part of a huge sex sting operation in Ohio, according to TMZ Sports.
O’Nora was one of 14 men arrested by a human trafficking task force in Liberty Township after allegedly soliciting a prostitute online.
The MLB UMP did not get a chance to have sex, but what he got was a pair of bracelets placed around his wrists and his face shamed to the public.
Here are the details on the arrest from the Ohio attorney general’s office:
“Fourteen men were arrested during a single-day human trafficking operation that targeted individuals seeking to buy sex via the internet, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Liberty Township Police Chief Toby Meloro announced today. The operation, which took place on Sunday, was conducted by the Liberty Township Police Department in cooperation with the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force, a task force under the attorney general’s Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission.” John stings deter those seeking to purchase sex – reducing the demand for human trafficking – and serve as a reminder that these crimes are more prevalent and closer to home than you may think,” Yost said. “Hats off to Chief Meloro and the Liberty Township Police Department on their successful operation.”
O’Nora and the others were all arrested and charged with misdemeanor soliciting and misdemeanor possessing criminal tools.
You may remember from back in 2013 when he got hit in the neck by a pitch, but still made a “ball four” call.
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