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Baltimore County man sentenced to 27 years in prison for sex trafficking of a minor

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County man has been sentenced to almost three decades in prison for sex trafficking of a minor. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander this week sentenced Feliciano de Jesus Diaz-Martinez, a/k/a Alex, 43, of Owings Mills, to 27 years in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for sex trafficking of a child, enticement of …


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Gang leader, associate plead guilty to drug distribution, sex trafficking throughout Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday announced that gang leader David Tico Brown, 45, and his close associate Michael Anthony Copeland, 42, pleaded guilty to multiple offenses for their role in the “Brown Drug Trafficking Organization.” The gang engaged in the distribution of numerous controlled dangerous substances, including cocaine, fentanyl, methamphetamine and marijuana in Anne Arundel County, …


Baltimore businessman who paid $90,000 for sex sentenced to 18 months in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore businessman who paid $90,000 for sex has been sentenced to federal prison. On Monday, Charles “Chuck” Nabit, 66, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for transportation of an individual to engage in prostitution. The judge also ordered Nabit to pay a fine of $55,000 and a special assessment …

Baltimore man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for sex trafficking four minors in Baltimore County hotel room

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore man has been sentenced to federal prison for sex trafficking four minors in a Baltimore County hotel room. U.S. District Court Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Sean Dean, 29, to 10 years in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of a minor. Judge Hazel also ordered that, …

Baltimore man sentenced to more than four years in prison for conspiring to commit sex trafficking of minor in Baltimore County hotel room

UPDATE: Sean Dean has also been sentenced to federal prison. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore man has been sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to commit sex trafficking of a minor in a Baltimore County hotel room. U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel on Wednesday sentenced Gerald Marshall, 31, to 54 months in federal prison, followed by five …

AG Frosh: Rosedale man among 15 indicted on drug distribution, sex trafficking

ROSEDALE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday announced the indictments of 15 members of a gang, including a Rosedale man, on multiple charges including participation in a gang, possession with intent to distribute heroin/fentanyl, cocaine, and MDMA, distribution of controlled dangerous substances, and CDS possession and conspiracy in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, and Baltimore City. The leaders …

Maryland receives award of nearly $1 million in federal funds to provide housing to victims of human trafficking

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur of the District of Maryland this week announced that Maryland has received $999,990 from the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs and its component, the Office for Victims of Crime, to provide safe, stable housing and appropriate services to victims of human trafficking. “Human trafficking is a barbaric criminal enterprise that subjects its …

Former Edgewood Middle School teacher arrested on prostitution, human trafficking charges

EDGEWOOD, MD—An Aberdeen man has been arrested after a Harford County Child Advocacy Center investigation developed evidence supporting charges of solicitation of prostitution, sexual solicitation of a minor, and three counts of human trafficking. The defendant has been identified as Jaron Anthonee Darden, 25, of Aberdeen. Investigators became involved after the victim reported to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office that …