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Original release (May 23, 2016  10:34 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department has charged a Baltimore man in connection with human trafficking.

Michael Brandon Osikomaiya (23) of the 3600 block of Lyndale Avenue 21213 has been charged with human trafficking, prostitution, and related charges. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $200,000 bail.

In the early afternoon of May 19, the Baltimore County Police Department learned that there was a 16-year-old girl advertising prostitution on the internet. An undercover officer contacted the girl and set up a meeting at a Baltimore County motel. When officers arrived at the motel, they located the girl.

Further investigation indicated that Osikomaiya was her pimp. He was taken into custody as he returned to the motel.

Detectives learned that Osikomaiya was employed as a teacher in Baltimore City. The victim was not one of his students.

The 16-year-old girl in this case is considered a victim and police do not have any plans to charge her at this time.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Vice Unit working with the Maryland Child Exploitation Task Force.

The FBI-led Maryland Child Exploitation Task Force (MCETF) was created in 2010 to combat child prostitution, with members from 10 state and federal law enforcement agencies.  The Task Force coordinates with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Maryland State Police Child Recovery Unit to identify missing children being advertised online for prostitution.

Booking Photograph for Michael Brandon Osikomaiya

A 66-year-old woman died Saturday evening in a one-alarm fire at her Rosedale townhome.

Rosa Mae Mason, of the unit block of King Charles Circle, died at the scene. The victim's son told police he heard her calling from her upstairs bedroom and tried to get her out of the middle-of-group townhouse, but he was unable to do so due to heavy smoke and rapidly spreading fire.

Baltimore County fire crews responded to the King Charles Circle address at about 7 p.m. First-arriving units found heavy smoke showing from the home. Some 17 pieces of equipment fought this fire. Fire personnel brought it under control in about 35 minutes.

The son, 36, who also lived at the King Charles Circle address, was evaluated at the scene but was not transported. One firefighter from White Marsh Volunteer Fire Co. was transported to the MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center with non-lifethreatening injuries.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators have not determined a cause for the fire but have confirmed that it was not deliberately set.

UPDATE (May 23, 2016  10:06 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are continuing to search for 14-year-old Taegan Valenti of Owings Mills.

Investigators now believe that Valenti may be with her boyfriend, Mathew Fish (24) of the Unit block of Biltmore St in New Britain, Connecticut. They should be in a black 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with Connecticut tags of AC87330. It is also believed that Valenti and Fish may be headed to West Virginia and they have been planning going somewhere for some time.

Fish formerly lived in Glen Burnie but moved to Connecticut.

Valenti was last seen leaving for school on the morning of May 19. Taegan is described as a white female, 5’7”, 215 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a maroon polo shirt and tan pants.

The search for Taegan Valenti is being led by the Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit.

Anyone with information on Taegan Valenti is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Original release (May 19, 2016  10:11 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police seek the public’s assistance in locating a missing child.

Taegan Valenti, 14, of the 100 block of Willow Bend Drive, Owings Mills, 21117, was last seen leaving for school on the morning of May 19. Taegan is described as a white female, 5’7”, 215 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a maroon polo shirt and tan pants.

Police fear for the safety of Taegan and urge the public to assist in locating this child.

The search for Valenti is being led by the Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit.

If anyone has information about Taegan’s whereabouts, please contact the Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020.

 
 

Revised April 6, 2016