FREDERICK – Luis Privado, 24, of Washington, DC appeared before Judge Theresa M. Adams and was sentenced to 25 years in the Division of Correction, with all but 5 years suspended. Upon completion of his sentence, the defendant will be placed on 5 years of supervised probation, with the conditions of no contact with the victim, no contact with the co-defendant, and no unsupervised contact with individuals under the age of 18. The defendant must register as a tier II sex offender.
On July 31, 2018, Luis Privado entered a guilty plea to Human Trafficking of a Minor-Conspiracy and Judge Adams revoked his bond at that time.
On December 30, 2017, Frederick Police Department Officers responded to the McDonald’s on Jefferson Street in reference to a reported abduction. Officers made contact with the co-defendant Abiathar Vance and the 16 year old victim who had previously been reported missing for two months. During a later interview the victim advised that she met Privado and co-defendant Vance in August of 2017 at Union Station. Co-defendant Vance induced the victim into becoming an escort. She described the “dates” as having sex for money. Vance arranged for the hotel rooms, clients and received the proceeds. Privado also arranged for hotel rooms, drove the victim and Vance from DC to Frederick, and provided a rental car for Vance to use to transport the victim while in Frederick. When interviewed by law enforcement, Privado admitted to driving the victim back and forth from DC to Frederick and leaving the hotel room when the victim had “dates”.
The State was represented by Chief Assistant State’s Attorney Lindy Angel and Assistant State’s Attorney Lindsey Carpenter.
J. Charles Smith, III, State’s Attorney for Frederick County, Maryland