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Baltimore man charged with human trafficking at Jessup hotel

Howard County police have charged a Baltimore man with human trafficking at an Jessup hotel, the department announced Thursday.

Michael Allen Steadman, 33, was arrested Tuesday and charged with sex trafficking, police said.

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During an undercover operation, Howard police determined prostitution activity was occurring in a hotel in Jessup.

Police believe Steadman provided transportation to and from prostitution appointments for a 26-year-old woman and kept a portion of her money.

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The woman was referred to services for assistance after Steadman’s arrest, police said.

Steadman is being held on $10,000 bond at the Howard County Detention Center.

Howard police can offer treatment, housing and other help to victims of human trafficking. If someone suspects human trafficking, if they are a victim or know someone who is a victim, they can speak privately to a detective at 911 or 410-313-3200.

Anyone with information can contact police at 410-313-STOP or hcpdcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov.

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