Human trafficking investigation leads to indictments

Raymont "Shorty" Moore faces more than 20 years in prison if convicted.
Raymont "Shorty" Moore faces more than 20 years in prison if convicted.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Prosecutors say a Columbus man lured two women into human trafficking and prostitution over the course of a year.

According to Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, 41-year-old Raymont Abdul Durwin Moore, AKA Shorty is charged with two counts of trafficking in persons, two counts of compelling prostitution and one count of promoting prostitution.

Moore is accused of luring one victim into human trafficking between August 30, 2014 and July 22, 2015. A second victim was trafficked between March 1, 2015 and June 3, 2015, according to O’Brien.

The case was investigated by Columbus police and the Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force.

34-yhear-old Anita Ross Gordon was charged with promoting prostitution, a fourth degree felony.
34-yhear-old Anita Ross Gordon was charged with promoting prostitution, a fourth degree felony.

Moore’s girlfriend, 34-yhear-old Anita Ross Gordon and charged with promoting prostitution. Gordon is in the Licking County jail facing an unrelated charge.

If convicted, Moore faces more than 20 years in prison.

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