| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:55 AM
Howard County police have shut down two spas and arrested an employee at one of those spas for alleged prostitution.
Police said Wednesday that detectives have closed the DS Spa in the 9100 block of Rumsey Road in Columbia and Ten Oaks Spa in the 3800...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Nine people face prostitution charges following a Nov. 15 Internet sting in which undercover detectives posed as escorts on a website, Anne Arundel County Police said.
Detectives received calls and text messages from 69 different phone numbers during...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:01 PM
A man and two women were arrested Thursday in a police prostitution sting after detectives made arrangements through an Internet site to meet the suspects at an Aberdeen motel room.
One of the two women was charged with human trafficking in connection...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:11 PM
A Cleveland man was sentenced Monday in Baltimore County to 20 years in prison for pimping women from Ohio over the Internet, according to the state's attorney's office.
Prosecutors said Bennie Veasey, 32, lured a 19-year-old woman to Towson, where he...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:07 AM
Anne Arundel County police detectives set up a prostitution sting in the Linthicum Hotel District that resulted in the arrest of three men and 51 calls or text messages from people interested in illegal sex.
Detectives posed as escorts on a website...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Howard County police charged a man and a Rhode Island couple with human trafficking last week in two separate cases that were reported just days apart.
Craig Okeido Anderson, 32, of no fixed address, faces numerous charges of human trafficking,...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:48 PM
A Sun investigative report Sunday detailing the efforts of federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies to shut down an alleged prostitution ring operating out of an unremarkable building on East Joppa Road in Towson may have prompted many readers to...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Even before local and federal agents raided Jade Heart Health in Towson in March and charged its operators with prostitution and human trafficking, what went on at the massage parlor at 1404 E. Joppa Road was hardly a secret.
Men arrived day and night...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:14 PM
A former Baltimore firefighter pleaded guilty Friday to a federal sex trafficking charge for his part in running a brothel that pimped out a 16-year-old girl and other women.
Jamar Simmons and Franklin Coit ran brothels at two locations in Baltimore...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:27 AM
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...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:46 PM
A former Baltimore police officer already facing state charges for prostituting his wife was indicted on a federal prostitution charge that alleged he oversaw a call-girl business with more than 300 customers.
In an indictment unsealed Friday, Lamin...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 7:14 AM
A 31-year-old California man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for prostitution and human trafficking in Howard County Circuit Court last week.
Rowland James Duffey, who listed his address in Long Beach, Calif., was sentenced by Judge Louis A....