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Tougher laws, more services for human trafficking victims sought in Howard County

Tougher laws, more services for human trafficking victims sought in Howard County

A 21-year-old human trafficking victim sat unnoticed in a waiting room in Howard County General Hospital nearly three years ago with her trafficker, Rowland Duffey, to get insulin.

Local police called him a Romeo.

Court records show Duffey lured the 21-year-old with promises of a romantic relationship. Her father had just died and she thought Duffey "seemed like a nice guy"; she fell asleep after they watched a movie in a van outside her uncle's house, according to court records.

The victim woke up in an unknown hotel at an unknown location.

Duffey swapped her phone with a pre-paid phone and told her she had to "answer anytime" he called. He...

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