Jury Convicts Priest of Sex Trafficking Three Victims in Northern Ohio | OPA | Department of Justice | Apollyon | Scoop.it

A federal jury in Northern District of Ohio convicted Michael J. Zacharias, a priest, of five counts of sex trafficking. The charges related to three victims, two of whom Zacharias trafficked when they were minors and as adults. The evidence presented to the jury detailed how Zacharias paid the victims to engage in sex acts with him using the victims’ fear of serious harm to compel their compliance.