Eleven Arrested in Chillicothe Prostitution Operation


The Chillicothe Police Department, with assistance from the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Ross County Sheriff's Office and logistical support from the Dayton Police Department, conducted a 2-day operation on May 16th and May 17th aimed at reducing prostitution in the city.

The Chillicothe Police Department is well aware and concerned about the relationship of prostitution and human trafficking. This operation and operations like these will continue in an effort to reduce those attempting to promote sex trafficking in our community.

This most recent operation was a success, as the department was able to arrest eleven individuals.  Ten of the subjects arrested were charged with soliciting sex for money.  The Chillicothe Police Department was also able to recover a firearm and cash as a result of these investigations.

The arrested include:

Ernest Hill, Age 70, of Chillicothe - Soliciting, Loitering to Engage in Solicitation

Wayne Conaway, Age 65, of Chillicothe - Soliciting, Loitering to Engage in Solicitation

Ronald Stephens, Age 65, of Chillicothe - Soliciting, Loitering to Engage in Solicitation

Robert Pulver, Age 55, Chillicothe - Soliciting, Loitering to Engage in Solicitation

David Woodruff, Age 67, of Chillicothe - Soliciting, Loitering to Engage in Solicitation

Jimmy Seymour, Age 33, of Chillicothe - Soliciting, Loitering to Engage in Solicitation

John Maxwell, Age 69, of Chillicothe - Soliciting, Loitering to Engage in Solicitation

Michael Ginther, Age 70, of Chillicothe - Soliciting, Loitering to Engage in Solicitation

Anthony Howard, Age 71, of Chillicothe - Soliciting, Loitering to Engage in Solicitation

Suzanne Hinton, Age 35, of Chillicothe - Soliciting, Loitering to Engage in Solicitation

Michelle Eidenour, Age 30, of Chillicothe - Obstructing Official Business

Please contact the Chillicothe Police Department if you see suspicious or possible criminal activity in your community.  You can call the Chillicothe Police Department at (740) 773-1191 or contact us anonymously by emailing to drugtip@chillicothepolice.com.  You can also report this activity anonymously by contacting Southern Ohio Crimestoppers at (740) 773-TIPS.