DAYTON — A 36-year old Dayton man is facing federal coercion and trafficking charges in connection with a prostitution case involving a minor.
Marsuan Keyon Conley, of Dayton, is being held in the Shelby County Jail with no bond pending a detention hearing. He was arrested on Sunday in Piqua and taken to the Montgomery County Jail. On Monday, he was released to the U.S. Marshal’s Office to make his initial court appearance in the U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio on Monday.
The incident happened on April 7 at the Days Inn motel in Butler Township. Details are limited because the case is still under investigation.
Butler Township detectives began the investigation on April 8. Conley was arrested on Sunday in Piqua according to Butler Township Police Lt. Chris Guthrie.
“We worked with the FBI and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office’s Human Trafficking Unit on this case, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office approved federal charges against Conley,” said Guthrie in an email.
Officers closed down a portion of South Street in Piqua and surrounded the home before Conley was talked into surrendering without incident.
“Local officers were able to communicate with Conley inside the residence, and he came out when he was taken into custody,” said Piqua Police Department Chief Deputy Marty Grove.
Montgomery County Common Pleas Court records indicate that Conley has multiple felony convictions including multiple convictions for possession of cocaine, a conviction of trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in marijuana, and a 2008 conviction for trafficking in cocaine, intimidation of a crime victim, possession of criminal tools, and aggravated menacing.
Montgomery County Common Pleas Court records also indicate there is a case still listed as open in the Court of Appeals of Ohio, Second District, Montgomery County in reference to a rape reportedly committed when Conley was 17 years old. The victim was reportedly 16 years old and raped by multiple male juveniles. The appeal was filed in July 1998.
Michael Ullery and Sam Wildow of the Piqua Daily Call contributed to this story.
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