Frederick police arrest two men for human trafficking
FREDERICK, Md. — Police arrested two men at a Super 8 motel on Friday, after they responded to reports of a domestic dispute and discovered a missing Texas girl who was being trafficked.
The two men suspected in the case, Thomas Jones, 35, and Marvin Armstrong, 46, were each charged with first degree rape, human trafficking by force, and false imprisonment, among other charges. They are in custody.
The victim, a juvenile, had been reported missing out of Texas. Police believe she was brought to Maryland by Thomas, after which, they say, both Thomas and Marvin raped her repeatedly at the motel over the course of several days, with money changing hands.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2102. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can contact the department by phone 301-600-TIPS (8477), text at 240-674-TIPS (8477), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.