Two men and two women have been accused of using a Blue Ash hotel as part of a sex trafficking operation.
According to court documents, one of the men charged, 34-year-old Doyenn Clayborne, told a cooperating witness: “I got hella lil’ youngins’ I can present.”
Clayborne had rented a room at the Quality Hotel Conference Center, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Inside the room, investigators found numerous condoms – both used and unused – bottles of lubricant and “sexual devices,” a federal complaint says. A gun was found in the toilet tank.
Clayborne and the three others were arrested Oct. 29 as part of a law enforcement operation targeting prostitution and human trafficking, court documents say. Blue Ash police and the FBI were among those involved.
The cooperating witness went to the hotel that night, where the documents say Clayborne and a woman, 44-year-old Joleen Smith, offered the witness either of two females, including a teenage girl, who the witness had seen earlier at the hotel pool.
The witness, who investigators equipped with audio and video recording devices, later went to Clayborne’s room and said he knew someone “who was willing to pay for sex with a minor,” the documents say.
The witness was told that the girl he had seen earlier at the pool had run away from the hotel. But Smith then told him about “a new underage girl,” documents say, who could get to the hotel “ASAP.”
Clayborne said the girl was 16.
“Clayborne told the (complaining witness) to tell his customer that ‘we got him’ and that ‘I got hella lil’ youngins’ I can present,’ ” according to the complaint filed this week in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati.
“I’m about to bring a young girl up here for you. I’m about to go grab one,” Clayborne said, according to the complaint.
The complaint says the 16-year-old girl had been staying with a friend in Avondale when Kionte Anderson, 19, messaged her on Facebook. Anderson told her someone wanted a young girl to “chill with,” the complaint says. The girl told police she thought she was going to be paid $300 to $400 for sex and that she understood Clayborn and Anderson would also receive money.
Clayborne, Smith, Anderson and a 22-year-old woman left the hotel in an SUV and returned an hour later with the 16-year-old girl, court documents say.
The witness took the girl to a room being used by police. She told investigators she planned to use the money to pay for her cellphone, which had been turned off.
According to the complaint, the 16-year-old “stated that she had recently been hired by Kroger, but that she agreed to come to the hotel to be paid for sex because she would get the money quicker.”
An attorney for Smith declined to comment. An attorney for Clayborne did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment. Anderson does not have an attorney listed in court records.