A 31-year-old Raleigh, N.C. was sentenced in federal court in Baltimore to 46 months in prison for his role in an interstate prostitution ring.
Michael Darnell Boswell, Jr. must also register as a sex offender in the place where he resides, where he is an employee, and where he is a student, upon his release.
According to his plea agreement, from January through June 2013, Boswell recruited at least two young women and transported them to Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina for prostitution. Boswell promised to help them earn more money through his entertainment business, including telling one woman that he would set up dances and private parties for her, and only later did Boswell begin to set up commercial sex acts for the women.
Boswell set up so called "dates" using online ads that advertised sex and arranged multiple sex acts per day and provided the women with drugs.
On June 20, 2013, Anne Arundel County police arrested Boswell and the two women near the BWI airport, after detectives saw Boswell drive the women from a hotel to local businesses around the airport. The arrest came after Boswell had arranged for a woman to have sex with an undercover detective and was seen driving the woman to a hotel.