People accused of selling minors to have sex at Blue Ash hotel


Federal prosecutors said four people accused of a human trafficking conspiracy out of a Blue Ash hotel could face up to life in prison.

Federal prosecutors said Monday that four people arrested at a Blue Ash hotel who are accused of conspiring to sell 16-year-old girls for sex could face up to life in prison if convicted.

The two women and two men appeared in U.S. District court Monday to face human trafficking conspiracy charges, according to a U.S. Department of Justice release.

Court documents accuse the four people of using the Quality Hotel Conference Center, 5901 Pfeiffer Road Blue Ash for a sex trafficking operation, according to a Nov. 5 Enquirer article.

An FBI and Blue Ash Police Department anti-human trafficking operation at the Blue Ash hotel resulted in the Oct. 29 arrests of Doyenn J. Clayborne, 34; ChaKirah Ala Shae Stephens, 22; Kionte Hashiem Anderson, 19; and Joleen Marie Smith, 44, according to Monday’s release.

Prosecutors said they have audio recordings of the accused defendants discussing logistics for providing underage females for sex.

Facebook page for the Quality Hotel Conference Center at 5901 Pfeiffer Road in Blue Ash.

Law enforcement officials found used and unused condoms, sexual devices, bottles of lubricant and a gun inside the defendants’ hotel room, according to the release.

Police and agents encountered a 16-year-old female victim who they said was brought to the hotel room to perform sex acts for money. A portion of the money would be given to the defendants, police said.

The punishment for conspiring to traffic a minor carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to a sentence of life in prison, according to the release.



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