Nine arrested for ‘illegal sexual activities’ after cops raid book store cruising spot
A police raid on a Maryland book store saw nine people arrested for “illegal sexual activities”, including four men charged under the state’s archaic anti-sodomy law.
The Washington Blade reported that the Harford County Sheriff’s Office carried out a raid on 20 May on the Bush River Books & Video store in Abington, Maryland.
A statement from the police to the news outlet explained that the operation was prompted by an “increased number of concerns and allegations of a wide variety of illegal activity” from “citizens and patrons of the business”.
An undercover deputy entered the store and “observed a variety of illegal sexual activities”, the statement continued. Police said that during the raid, an “additional undercover female deputy” was “solicited for prostitution”.
According to the Washington Blade, nine individuals