Pleasant City man charged with Compelling Prostitution

The Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division has arrested and charged Aaron Lashley, age 29 with Compelling Prostitution a felony of the third degree following a week long investigation. Investigators received information that Lashley had reportedly offered to pay a minor for a sexual act. Shortly thereafter several other victims came forward with the same allegations. The ages of the victims range from age 14 to 25. Throughout the investigation, detectives were able to corroborate the victims statements as well as obtaining additional supporting evidence. Detectives were able to determine that Lashley was able to meet some of his victims while performing his duties as a volunteer band instructor at a local school district, although no soliciting is believed to have occurred on campus.  The investigation continues and detectives are still trying to determine if there are any other victims. Additional charges are likely once these cases are presented to a grand jury in the future.  If anyone has additional information regarding these cases, they are urged to contact Sgt. Bill Patterson at 740-439-6320 or Lt. Sam Williams at 740-439-6335.