| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:46 PM
State, local and FBI law enforcement officers across Maryland and the United States announced a sweeping, coordinated child prostitution bust that recovered 105 children, the FBI announced Monday.
While no children were reported found in Maryland, the...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:30 AM
When Sara Cochran, Deadra Atkins and other members of Howard County Agast talk about human trafficking at public lectures and events, they often tell the anecdote of a girl picked up by a suspected human trafficker near a typical American mall.
| Aug 6, 2013
| 1:04 PM
The recent FBI raid that arrested three men in Maryland as part of Operation Cross Country that netted 150 alleged pimps in 76 cities illustrates significant governmental efforts in detecting and arresting sex offenders, including pimps and buyers.
| 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....
| 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 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...