3 people indicted in Maryland-based human-trafficking scheme

Officials: Victims include teens, juvenile from North Carolina

UPDATED 7:11 AM EDT Aug 17, 2016
By Saliqa Khan

BALTIMORE —Three members of a multi-jurisdictional Maryland-based human trafficking enterprise have been indicted by a grand jury, officials said Tuesday.

"The trafficking of women for prostitution is a widespread and worldwide practice that places vulnerable individuals at risk of exploitation and violence, and it is a problem even in our own backyards," Frosh said.

"This enterprise brutalized women, crossed county and state lines, and spanned years. But, through close collaboration between our office and the office of Prince George's County State's Attorney, Angela Alsobrooks, today, we can announce that this enterprise has been shut down. These indictments represent what can be done when police and prosecutors come together to tackle multi-jurisdictional criminal organizations."...