Jackson Township Police
On May 29, 2019, the Jackson Township Police Department Detective Bureau with the assistance of the Canton F.B.I., Canton Police, North Canton Police, Wooster Police, and the Massillon Prosecutorís Office conducted an investigation in a joint human trafficking and prostitution sting in the Belden Village area.†
Arrested for Soliciting for Sexual Activity, M-3 and Possessing Criminal Tools, M-1 are the following:
Cherie Stevens, female, 39 years old, from Macedonia, OH
Stacy Blosser, female, 43 years old, from Canton, OH
Natalie Sweeney, female, 34 years old, from Canton, OH
Rebecca Young, female, 29 years old, from Akron, OH
Kendra Payne, female, 25 years old, from Akron, OH
Laura Johnson-Dowdle, female, 44 years old, from Massillon, OH
Jeannie Aventino, female, 57 years old, from Canton, OH
Also, charged was Timothy M. Birch, male, 24 years old, of Canal Street, Newcomerstown, OH.† Mr. Birch was charged with Attempted Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor, a Felony 4.† Mr. Birch believed he was conversing with a 13-year-old girl, via the computer, but was in contact with an undercover agent from the Canton Police Department.† Mr. Birch believed he was meeting with the 13-year-old to engage in a sexual act.† Mr. Birch was arrested without incident.
The investigation into Birch is on-going and additional charges may be filed.