| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:07 AM
Anne Arundel County Police last week arrested a North Carolina man who they said was using a party promotion business in the county as a front for human trafficking and prostitution.
Michael D. Boswell Jr., 30, of Raleigh, N.C., was arrested June 20...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 2:16 PM
The 19-year-old felt sick to her stomach when she stepped into the Baltimore prison once nicknamed "Supermax" for her first day of work as a corrections officer. The place was dark and dingy, and she had never been around so many men before.
| Jun 19, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Anybody who has spent any time around teenagers develops a kind of sixth sense for when they are hearing those teens lie.
The elaborate explanation. The breezy dismissal. The dramatic outrage.
When teens tell you it isn't a big deal, it usually is....
| Dec 26, 2012
| 4:00 AM
BANGKOK -- Most of us can read about sex trafficking with a sense of detachment. It is only when we see its results up close that we are forced to confront the full extent of its horror.
Nana Plaza is one of several "red light" districts in Bangkok....
| Mar 28, 2013
| 11:51 AM
A second person has been arrested for allegedly abusing children at the same Aberdeen home where they were being cared for while their parents were at work.
Christopher Brown, 21, of the 700 block of Custis Street in Aberdeen, was charged March 22 with...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Venus Wiles would rather sleep in a tent stuffed with blankets and all her worldly possessions on the side of the Jones Falls Expressway with her boyfriend, Michael Spence, than stay the night in an emergency shelter.
The encampment — a...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Victims' advocates are concerned that a Maryland Court of Appeals decision this week will allow some sex offenders to have their names removed from the statewide sex offender registry, but it's still unclear exactly how the ruling could affect the...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 4:00 PM
A Baltimore jury convicted Alvin Ray Wright Sr. Tuesday of grabbing a 13-year-old girl just a block from her home, throwing her into the basement of a vacant East Baltimore building and repeatedly raping her.
"She thought she was going to die,"...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 2:49 PM
The CSX Transportation dockworker who is suing a Panamanian shipping company for $5.2 million in connection with an accident at a Curtis Bay coal pier last August will be in court next week on charges he sexually abused a child.
David Rienas, 42, of...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 5:48 PM
An Abingdon man has been charged with sexually abusing a boy while working at The Arrow Center for Education in Bel Air.
Keith Edwin Brooks, 40, of the 500 block of June Apple Court, was ordered held on $350,000 bail by Harford County District Court...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 12:39 PM
The 1994 Violence Against Women Act has done tremendous good in stepping up prosecution of domestic violence, aiding victims and increasing awareness of a too-often silent threat to our society. But the act was allowed to lapse in 2011 amid partisan...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Federal prosecutors have taken on the case of a Baltimore City firefighter accused of running a prostitution ring, alleging that he lured women to the city to work for him from as far away as Texas and South Dakota.
Prosecutors say Jamar Simmons, 30, and...