Times are tough, according to Robert Eric McFadden, former director of Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, who on Jan 14th, was cited for seven counts related to prostitution, including alleged online promotion a 17-year-old. McFadden, 46, said that after transferring to the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, he lost his job last March due to budget cuts.
McFadden joined the Strickland administration in February 2007. The Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives helps organizations compete for public funding, encourages partnerships among such groups and evaluates how well such partnerships serve needy Ohioans. Prior to his assignment under Strickland, McFadden served as field director for Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good.
Using screen names “Sullivant Guy,” “Broad Street Guy,” “Toby” and “God O Thunder,” McFadden traded info online regarding prostitutes. He provided handy tips, recommendations and how to avoid arrest. (OOPS).
Detectives identified McFadden as one of the men behind an online hooker-review site that held a raffle for sex last fall and created a Brewery District brothel. Other arrests were made in connection with the brothel.