Police in Howard County, Maryland, are currently searching for 28-year-old Nathaniel Lee Thompson from Delaware. He’s accused of allegedly prostituting a 17-year-old girl on Backpage. Arrested in connection with Thompson’s crime was 19-year-old Janice Figueroa who has been charged with multiple counts of human trafficking.
Police were conducting a Backpage sting when they encountered the 17-year-old girl. When they moved in to arrest Figueroa and Thompson, Figueroa was lying down in the backseat of the car they used to drive the girl to the hotel while Thompson escaped through the backdoor of a restaurant. While this story is lacking in details the charges must be pretty serious as Figueroa is being held on $1 million bond.
Anyone with information on Thompson’s whereabouts, or any human trafficking in Howard County, should call 410-313-STOP or email HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov.
Meanwhile Backpage would rather thumb their nose at the government then take any measures to stop the sex slave trade that takes place on their website,