For Immediate Release: August 11, 2016

Annapolis, MD – Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced today that Jessie Vaughn, 36, of Glen Burnie, was sentenced to 8 years in prison for operating a prostitution business. Vaughn pled guilty to the charges on July 6, 2016.

“We will not tolerate those who engage in the business of prostitution,” said Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams. “I am grateful Judge Jaklitsch called his actions ‘reprehensible’ and held this man accountable for his actions. I also appreciate the hard work of the Anne Arundel County Police Department in putting together a thorough case that forced the defendant to admit his guilt.”

Judge Michele D. Jaklitsch sentenced Vaughn to 10 years, with 8 years of active incarceration. He will then be placed on supervised probation for 3 years. If he violates his probation, he could be required to then serve the remaining 2 years of the 10 year sentence.

In May of 2015 following a 2 week investigation, Vaughn was arrested and charged with running a prostitution operation by Anne Arundel County police. Vaughn advertised his prostitution services online and preyed on young women who were homeless, addicted to drugs, or both.

Deputy State’s Attorneys Jonathon Church and Assistant State's Attorney Reva Chopra prosecuted the case.