Columbus Police arrest suspected human trafficker known as “Jamaican Rick”

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Columbus Division of Police says officers have arrested a wanted human trafficker on the west side of the city.

Police arrested Andrew Harris, AKA Bobby Eric Smith or “Jamaican Rick,” on June 7 at 9:30pm. 

Harris is accused of compelling women into prostitution “through extreme violence and the exploitation of their heroin addictions.”

Police say in one incident, a female was tortured with a blow torch after refusing to perform numerous sex acts. 

Police say Harris and associates promoted prostitution on the website Backpage. 

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