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Howard police arrest 10 men in prostitution sting

Ten men were arrested in Jessup Thursday by Howard County police in a prostitution sting, according to a news release. 

The sting, which was the third of its kind police have conducted this year, targets men soliciting prostitution by placing female police officers undercover in areas identified, through citizen complaints, as places where women are offered sex for money. 

Police said the nine men who approached the officers, who set up along Washington Boulevard in Jessup, and made such solicitations were arrested and charged with solicitiation of prostitution and disorderly conduct.

The sting also yielded a human trafficking arrest, as David William Randolph, 27, of Washington, D.C. allegedly approached a female officer as a pimp and solicited her to work for him. Randolph faces prostitution related charges, a disorderly conduct charge and possession of a controlled substance in connection with the Aug. 22 incident. 

After being detained by Howard County police, it was revealed Randolph had an outstanding warrant for human trafficking charges in Montgomery County. 

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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