Overview Description

Records relating to an adjudication for solicitation, loitering to engage in solicitation, or prostitution can be expunged upon petition, so long as the person's participation in the act was a result of the person having been a victim of human trafficking. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2151.358(E).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed with the court. For the specific procedure, see Ohio Rev. Code Ann. §§ 2151.358(E), 2953.38.


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


After the records have been expunged under this section, the person who is the subject of the expunged records properly can, and the court will, reply that no record exists with respect to the person upon any inquiry in the matter. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2151.358(F).

Waiting Periods

A petition can be filed at any time.

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