- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Pittsburgh-area man indicted last month on child sex trafficking charges has been arrested in Mississippi by federal marshals.

The FBI and marshals had been searching for 34-year-old Mario Grisom, of Homestead, since federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh unsealed the indictment on July 1. It was returned by a grand jury on June 25.

Grisom was arrested in Pittsburgh in May when local authorities busted an online prostitution operation that was using hotels in the suburbs of West Homestead and Monroeville.

Federal investigators took over the case and charged Grisom with trafficking in a runaway girl earlier this year, and with promoting sex by another minor in 2012.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Grisom who was arrested Tuesday in Columbus, Mississippi. He’s jailed there awaiting extradition to Pittsburgh.

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