Sex Trafficking Targeted

HAGERSTOWN – On June 3rd, 2021 members of the Hagerstown Police Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Maryland State Police computer crimes section & child recovery unit combined efforts to target sex trafficking within Washington County Maryland. 

Numerous Officers from each agency conducted multiple different operations over the entire day.  Sex trafficking victims & suspects were targeted along with child sex predators and individuals supporting sex work in general. 

This operation was a great success and numerous sex workers/victims were located.  The Washington County Health Department teamed up to work with these agencies and stepped in to assist victims with harm reduction programs and assistance that was greatly needed.

In total, the above agencies arrested or detained 19 different subjects.  Of those 19 subjects, 7 of them will not be charged at this time as they were placed into harm reduction programs by the Washington County Health Department.  The remaining 12 individuals have been charged, which are listed below.

The main goal of these operations is to abolish sex trafficking within Washington County.  Sex trafficking of any kind and those who support it, will be aggressively targeted and enforced.  Along with the below charges, six arrest warrants were served and suspected heroin & methamphetamine were recovered from suspects.   

This investigation was a coordinated effort between The Hagerstown Police Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Maryland State Police computer crimes section, Maryland State Police child recovery unit and Washington County Health Department under the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN).  The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services provides grant funding and strategic support to MCIN member sites to identify, disrupt, and dismantle criminal organizations through inter-agency collaboration and data sharing to make Maryland safer.

The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services funded this project under subaward number, MCIN-2021-0017. All points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position of any Maryland State office or agency.

Subjects charged:

1).  Jackie Lee Cobbs

DOB: 09/24/1986

18030 Putter Drive

Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

Charges:

Sexual Solicitation of a Minor

2).  Luis Enrique Franco Ramos

DOB: 04/01/1994

10812 Downsville Pike #34

Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

Charges:

Sexual Solicitation of a Minor

3).  Brooke Marie Rutherford

DOB: 11/14/1984

229 S. Locust St #3

Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

Charges:

Possession with intent distribute CDS – Opioid

Possession CDS

Prostitution

4).  Juan Alberto Martinez Reyes

DOB: 05/18/1984

12001 Holiday Cir

Smithsburg, Maryland 21783

Charges:

Prostitution: General

5).  Charles Ira Cooke

DOB: 04/16/1946

20313 The Gardens #103

Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

Charges:

Prostitution: General

6).  Gibson Opoku-Mensah

DOB: 07/12/1977

34 Fairground Ave #B

Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

Charges:

Prostitution: General

7).  James Lester Baker

DOB: 04/05/1961

616 W. Franklin St #2

Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

Charges:

Prostitution: General

8).  Moises Isahi Gonzalez Sanchez

DOB: 12/08/1992

711 Forest Dr

Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

Charges:

Prostitution: General

9).  John David Litaker

05/21/1967

797 Poirridge Rd

Berkley Springs, WV 25411

Charges:

Prostitution: General

CDS Possession: Not Marijuana

Possession Paraphernalia

10).  Frank Edward Gordon II

DOB: 12/25/1963

2925 Path Valley Rd

Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania 17224

Charges:

Prostitution: General

11).  Terry Lynn Fraley

DOB: 05/25/1956

8 Oaktree Lane #D

Williamsport, Maryland 21795

Charges:

Prostitution: General

12).  Jordan Jason Phillips

DOB: 03/12/2000

352 Maddex Dr

Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443

Charges:

Prostitution: General

Detective Sgt. Andrew Lewis

Criminal Investigations Supervisor

[email protected]

301-790-3700 ext 247

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