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Posted on: March 6, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Police make arrest in a 2 year Human Trafficking Investigation

Ruiz-Hernandez

FREDERICK POLICE DEPARTMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

March 6, 2018

 

 

Police make arrest in a 2 year Human Trafficking Investigation

 

 

FREDERICK, MD – On 08/07/16 at approx. 1438hrs FPD officers responded to FMH on West 7th Street, in Frederick MD for a report of a drug complaint.  Upon arrival, the Patrol Officer was informed that an adult female had what appeared to be a condom in inside of her with possible CDS residue inside of it.  Upon contacting the female, the Patrol Officer was able to obtain that she was the victim of various rapes and sexual assaults while being brought into the United States from another country.  Based on the information the female victim provided at that time the Patrol Officer contacted the Criminal Investigations Section and a Human Trafficking case was initiated.  After taking the initial report, the victim would then lose contact with Law Enforcement for several months.  Det. Loftis and Federal partners from HSI attempted to locate the victim with no success.

The victim resurfaced after several months, and Det. Loftis, and Agents from HSI were able to build a rapport with the victim.  Through the course of many months and hundreds of man hours, Det. Loftis was able to charge the below individual in this case.  Almost exactly a year later, Mr. Ruiz-Hernandez was charged on 8/8/17 with the below charges. 

In February of 2018 Det. Loftis received information that Mr. Ruiz-Hernandez was back in the Frederick area.  On 03/02/2018 Mr. Ruiz-Hernandez was arrested in the Unit Block of Consett Place by members of the U.S. Marshall’s Fugitive Apprehension Team.  Mr. Ruiz-Hrenandez is currently being held at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center on a no bond status.

The Frederick Police Department would like to thank FMH for their quick reporting, the U.S. Marshall’s for their assistance in the apprehension, and HSI for their assistance and support throughout the investigation. 

Carlos Roberto Ruiz Hernandez

DOB 12/20/1970

Charges:

2nd Degree Rape

3rd Degree Sex Offense

Reckless Endangerment

3 counts of Human Trafficking

 

Case#: 2016-056593

Incident Type: Human Trafficking

Investigator: Detective Loftis

Author: D/Sgt. Andrew Alcorn-240-674-2612

Public Information Contact: Lt. Kirk Henneberry-301-600-6217

 

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