The arrests came after undercover officers posted an ad on Back, a website often used in the sex business.
Men who called the listed in the ad were connected to an undercover female officer who provided a meeting location. Police said the men were arrested after they arrived at the hotel in the block of Twin Knolls Road in Columbia and offered money for sex.
The Howard County Police Department regularly posts on Back alerting potential clients and victims that officers are watching and offering resources for support. Anyone who thinks that they are or know someone who is a victim is asked to call or to speak with a detective.
People may also submit tips by calling the tip line at or ing hcpdcrimetips howardcountymd. To request removal of your name from an arrest report, submit these required items to arrestreports patch.
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