JESSUP, Md. — Howard County police have charged a man from Baltimore for human trafficking out of a Jessup hotel.
During the course of an undercover operation targeting human traffickers, on Sept. 8, police learned that some possible prostitution activity was going on in the county.
Through an investigation, detectives arrested 33-year-old Michael Allen Steadman, of Baltimore, after they determined that he was providing transportation to and from prostitution appointments for a 26-year-old female victim and keeping a portion of her money.
The victim was referred to appropriate services for assistance and Steadman was charged with sex trafficking. He is currently being held on $10,000 bond at the Howard County Detention Center.
Investigators are asking anyone who may have information about suspected human trafficking or prostitution to contact police at 410-313-STOP or HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov.