Eastern Palestine, Ohio (WKBN) – Drivers that were to be part of The toughest monster truck tour Arrests were made this weekend by the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force on Thursday.
Task force investigators said Brandon Budd was arrested on charges of engaging in criminal prostitution, extorting prostitution, possessing criminal tools, and attempting to commit a crime.
Authorities said Budd, 35, responded to an online ad offering to have sex with a minor. When he arrived at the designated place, he was taken into custody.
Budd is being held on $25,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on February 9. A condition of his bail is that he will be ordered to have no contact with the juvenile after he is released from prison.
A native of Culpepper, Virginia, Budd has been driving competitively since 2009. A spokesperson for the event said Budd will not be driving at this weekend’s event.
Michael Reiner contributed to this report.
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https://www.nbc4i.com/news/state-news/monster-truck-driver-arrested-by-human-trafficking-task-force-one-day-before-youngstown-event/ Culpepper, Virginia driver Brandon Budd arrested by Human Trafficking Task Force ahead of Youngstown’s toughest monster truck tour