Jessup Sex Sting Lands Trafficker 9 Years in Prison

A Howard County judge sentenced a Delaware man for human trafficking of a minor.

By Elizabeth Janney (Patch Staff) - August 30, 2016 2:07 pm ET 

HOWARD COUNTY, MD — For trafficking a minor across state lines and forcing her to perform sex acts for money, a Delaware man was sentenced this week to nine years in prison.

Nathaniel Lee Thompson, 29, of the 1800 block of Scott Street in Wilmington, pleaded guilty to one count of human trafficking of a minor and was sentenced Monday in Howard County Circuit Court.

His accomplice pleaded guilty to receiving the earnings of prostitution, and she was sentenced in May to five years in prison. She is appealing the sentence, court records show...