Human Trafficking Hidden in Dozens of Md. Communities While Authorities Struggle to Fight It

Posted on June 04, 2015 

By Katelyn Secret, Jin Kim, Jessica Evans and Courtney Mabeus 

This story is part of an investigative series on human trafficking in Maryland. 

BALTIMORE -- These women's stories, told in a variety of Maryland courtrooms, are similar. And chilling. 

R, an immigrant in her early 20s with no papers, a third-grade education and a baby girl, entrusted her life to a man she met at a restaurant in Prince George's County who told her he'd take care of them. Instead, he beat her and threatened to harm her daughter to force her into prostitution...