Human Trafficking Part 1: Trafficking hidden in dozens of Md. communities while authorities struggle to fight it

Capital News Service; Photo Illustration by James Levin

Capital News Service; Photo Illustration by James Levin

August 2, 2015

By Capital News Service

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

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...