Suspected brothel shut down, Arundel MD police say

Suspected brothel shut down, Arundel police say
Woman charged with running operation from apartment, police say

By a Sun reporter

8:39 AM EST, March 5, 2022

Anne Arundel County police reported this morning that detectives have shut down a suspected brothel being run out of an apartment complex in a large community near Route 32 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

Police said the vice unit received numerous complaints from residents in the Russett Green community of “various males and females entering and leaving” a particular apartment in the 3400 block of Holly Creek Drive “at all times of the day.”

During the month of January, police said they “conducted hours of surveillance of the residence,” confirming the suspicions of nearby residents.

The “investigation revealed that the women were advertising sexual services from various Web sites and scheduling appointments at this residence,” police said in a statement. “Undercover detectives then contacted one of the females through her Web site and scheduled an appointment.”

Police said that meeting occurred Feb. 28 and that “a solicitation for sexual acts was received.”

Authorities said this morning they have charged one woman with running the operation. Elizabeth A. Harrison, 35, who lives in the apartment, was charged with receiving money from a prostitution business and engaging in prostitution.

Due to incorrect information provided to The Sun, Elizabeth Harrison’s age was misstated in an earlier version of this article. The Sun regrets the error.

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