Resident Arrested For Running Prostitution Ring in Germantown
Montgomery County police have arrested a Germantown man and charged him with pimping and human trafficking out of a hotel in Germantown.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Vice and Intelligence Section have arrested Armand Theinkue Donfack, 35, of the 19900 block of Choctaw Court in Germantown, for operating a business of prostitution and human trafficking.
On July 7, detectives began an investigation into possible prostitution activity after receiving information about escort advertisements being posted on the Internet. Detectives e-mailed the advertised contact and arranged to meet a female escort at the Extended Stay America Hotel on Milestone Center Drive hotel in Germantown on July 8.
That evening, detectives arrived at the hotel at the meeting time and observed a male, later identified as Donfack, arrive at the hotel. Donfack entered the lobby and exited a short time later, leaving in a vehicle. A female then exited the hotel and approached a plainclothes officer. The detective identified herself to the escort as an officer and asked her about her activities at the hotel.
The female identified her “boss” as Donfack and stated to detectives that he took 60 percent of her weekly prostitution earnings. Detectives confirmed that Donfack paid for a room at the hotel on a regular basis. The female stated that she came to the United States to work as an escort.
Donfack was arrested at his home on Choctaw Court on August 3 and was charged with two counts of human trafficking, one count of operating a business for prostitution, and two counts of prostitution. Donfack was released after posting a $10,000 bond.
Through investigation, detectives believe that Donfack advertised his escort business on French websites. Detectives are still looking into whether Donfrack had more women involved in this prostitution business. Anyone has information regarding Donfack, or his illegal activities is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Department at 240-773-5958.
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