Hotel Staff Help Police Make Human Trafficking Arrest

Suspecting that the hotel was being used for prostitution, the staff at a hotel in Ellicott City tipped off police, who arrested a 39-year-old Elkton man and charged him with human trafficking. According to police, the suspect, Berris Munroe advertised the services of a 21-year-old New York woman online, and would arrange to bring her to the hotel to provide sexual services to customers.

Employees of the hotel, which has thus far not been named, apparently called police on Monday after seeing traffic in and out of one of the rooms. When police arrived, they found Munroe and the young woman in the room. Monroe was also charged with disorderly conduct. The woman has been placed with a victim advocate service to help her get back to New York.

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