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Balto. firefighter accused of running online prostitution ring

Wednesday - 7/11/2012, 7:50am  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) - A Baltimore firefighter and another man have been charged with running an online prostitution ring.

Authorities allege that Jamar Marvin Simmons had been organizing the ring for several years.

Simmons and another man, Franklin Coit, were charged after police raided a Baltimore warehouse and seized a handgun, drugs, computers, condoms and a ledger with information on the ring.

The 29-year-old Simmons, who had previously been charged with human trafficking and received probation before judgment, has been suspended without pay while the fire department does its own review.

Online court records don't list a lawyer for either man.


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