Arrest for Sex Offenses
On Thursday, April 23, members of the Annapolis Police Department Intel Unit, Drug Enforcement Unit, and FLEX Unit, working with the Maryland State Police, conducted an operation in reference to prostitution and human trafficking in the City of Annapolis. The operation led to the arrest of Miguel Almonte, 40, of Hyattsville, MD.
The Annapolis Police Department received complaints about prostitution and human trafficking in the City of Annapolis. The investigation revealed that females were driven to a specified location for the purpose of prostitution. Detectives determined that Almonte arranged the criminal activity through the telephone. Contact was made with Almonte to request a female for prostitution. Arrangements were made and Almonte drove the female to the predetermined location where Almonte was arrested.
“I appreciate the police work and cooperation between agencies in getting human traffickers off the streets,” said Gavin Buckley, Mayor of Annapolis.
Almonte was charged with sex trafficking and prostitution along with three other criminal charges related to the crime.
“This is another example of law enforcement partnerships working together to protect the community and the vulnerable,” Chief Jackson stated. “We are extremely grateful for the partnerships and the funding through the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services.”
This investigation was a coordinated effort between the Annapolis Police Department and Maryland State Police under the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN). The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services provides grant funding and strategic support to MCIN member sites to identify, disrupt, and dismantle criminal organizations through inter-agency collaboration and data sharing to make Maryland safer.
The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services funded this project under subaward number, MCIN-2020-0011. All points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position of any Maryland State office or agency.
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