Connect with us

Crime

Nine charged in Massachusetts with trafficking victims for sex out of residences

Published

on

BOSTON – Nine individuals have been charged with trafficking victims for sex at three residential locations in Chelsea, East Boston and Lynn that served as alleged fronts for human trafficking, Attorney General Maura Healey announced.

The defendants were arrested on Wednesday by Massachusetts State Police. The following defendants were arraigned in Chelsea District Court by Judge Matthew Machera and pleaded not guilty to the following charges:

Cristina Lasso, age 47, of Lynn
Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude
Deriving Support from Prostitution
Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking
Bail set at $100,000

Jorge Lasso, age 54, of Chelsea
Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude
Deriving Support from Prostitution
Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking
Bail set at $100,000

Marlon Nagano, age 37, of East Boston
Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude
Deriving Support from Prostitution
Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking
Bail set at $125,000

Francisco Sanan Bay age 30, of Chelsea
Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude
Deriving Support from Prostitution
Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking
Bail set at $100,000

Edmundo Rivera Gomez, age 50, of Lynn
Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude
Deriving Support from Prostitution
Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking
Bail set at $100,000

Donoban Yesid Arismendy Ospina, age 25, of Lynn
Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude
Deriving Support from Prostitution
Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking
Bail set at $100,000

Johana Henao Torres, age 35 of Lynn
Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude
Deriving Support from Prostitution
Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking
Bail set at $100,000

Conditions of release for all defendants include being fitted with a GPS monitoring device, having no contact with any victim, witness or each other, and staying away from the alleged crime scenes. The defendants are due back in Chelsea District Court for a hearing on September 4.

The following defendant was arraigned in East Boston District Court yesterday by Judge John E. McDonald and pleaded not guilty to the following charges:

Fabian Galeano age 40 of East Boston
Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude
Deriving Support from Prostitution
Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking
Bail set at $20,000

Conditions of release include he be fitted with a GPS monitoring device, have no contact with any victim or witness, and that he surrender his passport. Galeano is due back in East Boston District Court for a hearing on August 27.

The following defendant was arraigned in Marlborough District Court yesterday by Judge Paul McGill and pleaded not guilty to the following charges:

Luis Londono, age 44, of Marlboro
Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude
Deriving Support from Prostitution
Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking
Bail set at $10,000

Conditions of release include he be fitted with a GPS monitoring device and that he surrender his passport. Londono is due back in Marlborough District Court for a hearing on August 26.

Authorities also issued an arrest warrant for an additional subject in connection with this case.

These arrests are the result of a joint local, state and federal investigation, led by Massachusetts State Police High Risk Victims Unit and Attorney General’s State Police Detective Unit, with assistance from the State Police Troop A, Troop A Community Action Team, Crime Scene Services, Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, Gang Unit, and Middlesex, Essex and Suffolk State Police Detective Units; the Lynn, Chelsea, Marlborough, Boston, Cambridge, and Lexington Police Departments; and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

During the investigation, authorities developed evidence indicating that these defendants ran an organized criminal enterprise through various local residences where they offered customers the opportunity to pay for sexual contact with the victims.

The defendants allegedly recruited victims, advertised sexual services, set up locations and appointments for sexual encounters, transported the victims, escorted customers into the locations and facilitated the exchange of money.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Facebook

Copyright © 2017 Fall River Reporter

Translate »