For human trafficking victims, state offers 'a new beginning'

By Alison KnezevichThe Baltimore Sun

December 8, 2014, 6:00AM

Katie had been in Baltimore less than 24 hours when police burst into a Linthicum hotel room during a prostitution sting in May 2011.

Her arrest that day brought a mix of fear and relief. The young woman, originally from Texas, had worked in prostitution on and off since she was 13 — when she was trafficked by her first pimp. Eight years later, she would turn 21 in jail...