New law could make landlords liable for sex trafficking at their rentals

An officer takes a photo of a man in a motel room as Prince George’s County police run a sting operation to nab prostitutes and johns in 2012 in College Park, Md. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

An officer takes a photo of a man in a motel room as Prince George’s County police run a sting operation to nab prostitutes and johns in 2012 in College Park, Md. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

New legislation in Prince George’s County aims to hold landlords and property managers accountable for prostitution and human trafficking at their rental properties — the latest sign of a growing concern in an immigrant-rich corner of the Washington suburb.

County Council member Deni Taveras (D-Adelphi) proposed the bill after receiving complaints from several Langley Park-area mothers, who said units in their apartment buildings were being used as brothels and the property managers knew about it.

To read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/new-law-could-make-landlords-liable-for-sex-trafficking-at-their-rentals/2016/11/18/7d036756-ab6a-11e6-a31b-4b6397e625d0_story.html?utm_term=.4e6ecc251d98