Takoma Park Man Charged With Human Trafficking, Prostitution

Freddy Leguisamon, 27, brought women to up to 20 homes per day, authorities say

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012  |  Updated 2:08 PM EDT
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Md. Man Charged With Human Trafficking, Prostitution

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A Takoma Park man has been charged with multiple counts of human trafficking and prostitution.

Annapolis Police say Freddy Leguisamon, 27, was running a prostitution business, driving Hispanic women from Prince Georges' County to homes around Annapolis. They visited up to 20 addresses a day, five days per week, authorities say.

Some of the women are in the country illegally and were working as prostitutes to pay off debts owed by themselves or their families, police said.

Leguisamon allegedly advertised by handing out business cards to potential clients.

He has been charged with 54 counts of general prostitution, eight counts of receiving compensation from human trafficking, five counts of taking another person to a place for the purpose of human trafficking, and four counts of operating a prostitution business. He is being held on a $250,000 bond.

The arrest is the result of an investigation spanning several months. Detectives had received tips from local residents about prostitution in the area.

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