Two men — one of them a former Temple running back who is the son of a prominent Baltimore lawyer — were charged with prostituting three underage teenagers, police said.
Matthew Warren Brown, 25, son of defense attorney Warren Brown, and Anthony Leon Eley, Jr., were arrested on human trafficking charges when they brought the girls, ages 14, 16 and 17, to a Baltimore County hotel for prostitution, police said.
Detectives had found an advertisement using terminology "known to be used by prostitutes" and arranged the meeting, where they arrested the men Tuesday night, police said. The girls were classified as victims of human trafficking.
Both men are being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center. Brown's bail was set at $75,000; Eley's was $1 million.
No one answered at a number listed for Brown's home in the 1100 block of Cleveland St. in Pigtown. His father, Warren Brown, could not be reached Thursday night.
Eley, of the 8400 block of Merrymount Drive, also was charged this month with assaulting a police officer and second-degree burglary after smashing the glass in a front door of a Catonsville business and forcing it open, police said.
No one could be reached at a phone number listed for Eley's home, and no lawyer for either him or Brown was listed in online court records.
Brown was a Big East Special Teams Player of the Year and finished second in all-purpose yards as a walk-on at Temple. He played backup to Bernard Pierce, the Baltimore Ravens running back who was cut this week after a drunken driving arrest in Towson.
Brown, an undrafted 5-foot-5, 165-pounder, was signed as a kick returner by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013 before being released.