A former Baltimore police officer has pleaded guilty to operating a prostitution business.
Thirty-two-year-old Lamin Manneh entered the plea Wednesday in federal court in Baltimore. He faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison at sentencing on May 8.
Prosecutors say Manneh posted prostitution ads on Internet for two women and rented an apartment and hotel rooms for them.
Authorities say Manneh would wait outside where the sex acts were taking place armed with his police-issued firearm to protect the women.