JESSUP, Md. (WJZ) — Howard County police have charged a Baltimore man with human trafficking at a hotel in Jessup.

During an undercover operation targeting human traffickers on September 8, police learned of possible prostitution activity in the county.

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They arrested 33-year-old Michael Allen Steadman after they learned he was providing transportation to and from prostitution appointments for a 26-year-old woman victim and keeping a portion of her money.

Credit: Howard County Police

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The victim was referred to appropriate services for help, police said.

Steadman is charged with sex trafficking and is currently being held on $10,000 bond at the Howard County Detention Center.

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Investigators are asking anyone who may have information about suspected human trafficking or prostitution to contact police at 410-313-STOP or HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov.

CBS Baltimore Staff