Jamar Marvin Simmons, 29, a firefighter/paramedic out of a firehouse in Roland Park, has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of a recent arrest on charges of running an online prostitution ring and an unlicensed after-hours club in a city warehouse. Fewer than two years ago he received probation in Baltimore County in a similar sex trafficking case.
Crime reporter Justin Fenton reports in the Baltimore Sun that Simmons and another man, 33-year-old Franklin Coit, were charged Tuesday after the FBI’s human-trafficking-prevention Safe Streets Task Force raided a converted warehouse in the 200 block of S. Pulaski St. as part of an investigation into a prostitution ring that had been operating “over the past several years,” according to police.
Authorities seized guns, drugs, a prostitution “tally sheets” and ledgers, and several computers, laptops and flash drives. Also seized were a “large amount of condoms … and sex aids,” records show.