Human trafficking at Silver Spring Hotel

Sex trafficking a problem in local hotels

Delia Goncalves, WUSA 6:51 PM. EDT August 10, 2016

SILVER SPRING, MD (WUSA9) - Montgomery County Police detectives arrested a 35-year-old Prince George’s County man for human trafficking and believe there are more underage victims out there.

Police said Atuan Rogers of Fort Washington, with the help of 19-year-old Dierra Thomas, forced a 15-year-old girl to have sex with men for money. According to charging documents, the victim had “full service and oral sex” for about $200 a job.

She told police she worked for the pair nearly three months and serviced nearly 290 clients at the Days Inn and adjoining Travelodge on 13th Street in Silver Spring starting in January...