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Man Arrested for Human Trafficking on Upper Shore

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NORTH EAST, Md. (AP/WBOC)- A Maryland man has been arrested in Cecil County on Maryland's Upper Shore and is charged with human trafficking after two women said they were being held against their will.

Maryland State Police say 34-year-old Germaine Wiggins, of Frostburg, was arrested Thursday after police responded to a hotel in North East. A woman told police she had been raped and that she and another woman were being held against their will.

Investigators said both women are from Ohio. They apparently met Wiggins earlier in the week and traveled with him to Pennsylvania and Virginia. They admitted being involved in prostitution and had agreed to work with Wiggins to arrange customers, police said.

While in Virginia, the women told Wiggins they didn't want to work with him. They told investigators he threatened to kill them if they left.

Wiggins is charged with two counts each of human trafficking- benefit financially, human trafficking- explicit perform, prostitution and kidnapping. He is being held without bond in the Cecil County Detention Center.

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