Prostitution

Fort Meade man charged with human trafficking in Howard County

Fort Meade man charged with human trafficking in Howard County

A Fort Meade man has been charged with multiple counts of human trafficking and assault after allegedly trafficking a woman from Maryland to California and back, Howard County police announced Friday.

Demontre Haynes, 34, was arrested and charged Thursday after a witness called in a report of a woman being assaulted in the 8800 block of Tamar Drive in Columbia, police said. Upon arrival, police found a woman with facial injuries.

Haynes, who was standing nearby, was arrested at the scene, police said.

Investigators believe the woman went to a friend’s house seeking help. When she refused to leave with Haynes, “he assaulted her and tried to force her to leave,” police...

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