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Posted on: January 30, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Frederick Police Charge 2 With Human Trafficking

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 fpdcrimetip@frederickmdpolice.org, or send a text to 240-674-TIPS(8477).



Suspects:

      

Vance


Abiathar Abraham Vance

1/17/78

4700 Block Wisconsin NW

Washington, DC


Charges: Human Trafficking (7 Counts)


Privado


Luis Javier Privado

1300 Block 11th NW

Washington, DC


Charges: Human Trafficking (4 counts)


Investigating Officer:

Detective Loftis

gloftis@frederickmdpolice.org


Incident Report # 2017-109050


Prepared By:

Corporal Palkovic


For More Information Contact:

Lt. K. Henneberry

301-600-6217

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