Pa. man arrested in human-trafficking sting in Washington County

A Franklin County, Pa., man was arrested Wednesday night outside a Hagerstown-area hotel after he allegedly brought a juvenile there for prostitution, but instead was caught in an undercover police operation targeting human trafficking, according to Washington County District Court records.

Sergio Antonio Vargas, 25, of Nottingham Road in Chambersburg, Pa., was charged with contributing to the condition of a child, running a prostitution business and violations of three human-trafficking statutes, court records said.
The human-trafficking crimes are punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

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