Police: Human trafficking charge for Baltimore City teacher

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Posted: May 24, 2016 8:09 AM

BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities say a Baltimore special education teacher has been placed on administrative leave after being charged with human trafficking and prostitution.

Baltimore County police said Monday that 23-year-old Michael Brandon Osikomaiya was arrested last week.

Police said a 16-year-old girl posted an online ad for prostitution and an undercover detective contacted her to meet May 19 at a motel, where officers found her. Police say Osikomaiya is accused of being her pimp. The teenager wasn't one of Osikomaiya's students.

City school officials said in a statement that Osikomaiya was placed on administrative leave after the school system learned of the charges. He works at the public charter school NACA Freedom and Democracy II.

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It's unclear whether Osikomaiya, who was being held on bond, has an attorney to comment on the charges.