Southern Maryland advocates work against trafficking

Local churches raise awareness of exploitation of young women

Friday, October 03, 2014

By Nicole Clark Staff Writer

It seemed innocent enough. A 17-year-old girl from St. Mary’s County was looking for work as a housekeeper, and she posted that much on Facebook.

Work, she was sure, would get her out of the county, away from her situation, where her parents were driving her crazy. She put that on Facebook, too, according to Capt. Daniel Alioto, chief of vice and narcotics for the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office...