Twelve year old Girl is in child protective custody.
Girl is placed in foster care with Man.
Reportedly, Man is a pimp who has been profiting from Girl’s prostitution at the time the Maryland Child Welfare Agency (Agency) and Girl’s aunt allegedly approve him as Girl’s guardian.
Now Man pleads guilty to this offense with Girl … and three other girls. He could be sentenced to as long as 20 years’ incarceration.
Man has extensive arrest record over twenty year’s long, but no prior convictions.
Agency is supposed to run a background check on any prospective guardian / foster parent, but typical background checks only pick up convictions.