ELKRIDGE, Md. (WJZ) — A man is behind bars after running a prostitution ring out of an Elkridge motel.
Police arrested Phillip Simmons at the Terrace Motel in the 6200-block of Washington Boulevard.
They say the 37-year-old was forcing women to perform sex acts in several states, posting ads on the website Backpage.com to solicit customers.
Simmons faces three counts of human trafficking and operating a prostitution business.
He is being held on $25,000 bond.
Other Local News:
- More Baltimore Schools Close Early Because Of Heating Issues
- Winter Weather On The Way, Advisories Expand To Include Most Of Md.
- Severn Man Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter Of Co-Worker
- Downtown Robbery Leads To Gunfire Exchange With Police
- Investor To Donate $75M To Johns Hopkins Philosophy Program