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Baltimore officer charged with human trafficking

Friday - 5/10/2013, 3:08pm  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maryland State Police have arrested a Baltimore police officer and a woman he lives with on prostitution charges.

Thirty-one-year-old Lamin Manneh, a probationary police officer, was arrested Thursday. He was charged with human trafficking and prostitution.

Troopers with the Child Recovery Unit found an escort ad on a website that featured a young-looking female. Police say they arranged to meet the woman at a Baltimore-area hotel on Thursday. There, troopers arrested 19-year-old Marissa Braun.

Police say Braun told officers she had been working for Manneh. Troopers say they found Manneh in the hotel parking lot.

Manneh has been suspended from the police department without pay.

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