Attorney General Frosh has charged two individuals with human trafficking and other crimes following an investigation that spanned nine months and four counties.
As announced in a press release:
The indictments charge that Valdez Lawrence of Baltimore, and Mary Carr of Dundalk, forced women to engage in sexual acts for money in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City and Howard County. Charges in the indictment include human trafficking, conspiracy, receiving earnings of a prostitute, and identity fraud.
As part of an investigation in August 2018, Anne Arundel County detectives came in contact with a victim engaging in prostitution. The victim stated she was working for Lawrence and that he controlled her movements and interactions with clients. Detectives began to investigate both Lawrence and Carr and were able to learn how they enticed women to work for them and then coerced and threatened them to continue engaging in human trafficking.
Read the full press release to learn more.
Human Trafficking will be the focus of MACo’s Spring Symposium scheduled for 9:30 am – 3:30 pm on June 12, 2019, at the Blue Heron Center at Quiet Waters Park. For more information on the agenda and registration process visit the symposium webpage.