The Frederick Police Department has charged two individuals with numerous offenses related to a human trafficking investigation that began on December 30th of 2017. The original call for service occurred on that date at 3:51pm, when a juvenile female who had been reported missing in Prince George’s County was found in the company of two adult male subjects in the 400 block of South Jefferson Street in Frederick.
According to statements obtained from the juvenile, along with other evidence obtained by investigators, the two men brought the juvenile along on numerous trips to hotels, using her to engage in acts of prostitution. The two suspects were identified through the investigation as Abiathar Abraham Vance, and Luis Javier Privado, both of Washington, D.C.
Vance was arrested the night of the first report and charged with numerous offenses relating to human trafficking. During the course of the on-going investigation, detectives also learned the extent of Privado’s involvement in the scheme, to include providing rides and splitting profits with Abiathar on several occasions. Privado was subsequently charged with numerous offenses relating to human trafficking as well.
The juvenile victim was returned to her family.
Anyone wishing to leave information anonymously can call the Frederick Police Department's tip line at 301-600-TIPS(8477), send information via email to email@example.com, or send a text to 240-674-TIPS(8477).
Abiathar Abraham Vance
4700 Block Wisconsin NW
Charges: Human Trafficking (7 Counts)
Luis Javier Privado
1300 Block 11th NW
Charges: Human Trafficking (4 counts)
Incident Report # 2017-109050
For More Information Contact:
Lt. K. Henneberry