Two Arkansas Teens Rescued From Human Trafficking Operation In Maryland
MARYLAND (KFSM) — Two 18-year-old Arkansas women were rescued from a human trafficking operation in Maryland.
Charlton Jeanpierre, 39, of Hayward, California, was arrested and charged with multiple counts of human trafficking and prostitution, KTHV reported.
Police found the teenagers after responding to a domestic violence call. A witness called emergency services after seeing a man dragging a woman from a vehicle, investigators told KTHV. They found evidence of human trafficking including personal IDs for both women, a bag with several cell phones, large amount of cash, travel information, and a large quantity of condoms.
The 18-year-old girls told investigators that Jeanpierre would set up appointments, drive them over and expect them to perform sexual acts for money, KTHV reported.
Jeanpierre is being held in lieu of a $500,000 bond.
The victims were provided with medical and crisis aid.
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