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...