Christopher Johnson, academic advisor at Ohio State University’s School of Nursing, and Vanise Dunn, a child sex-abuse caseworker at Franklin County Children Services, were placed on administrative leave following criminal charges of participating in a prostitution ring.
Johnson allegedly set up a chat board on Craigslist.com for men to share consumer reviews of local prostitutes. With help from Rusty Blades, a Columbus Realtor, Johnson then sold $10 raffle tickets to chat board members and invited them to a party at one of Blade’s properties, where they would award the raffle prize: sex with Dunn.
Blades and Johnson have been charged with promoting prostitution, and Dunn with misdemeanor prostitution. OSU spokesman Jim Lynch said the university was investigating whether Johnson improperly used his state computer to set up the chat board.
Doris Calloway Moore, spokeswoman for Franklin County Children Services, said the agency was trying to determine whether Dunn violated any of its policies.