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Sex trafficking is in plain sight in Massachusetts communities

In Norwell, MA. the Platinum Body Works Spa was housed in a nondescript blue Cape along a commercial stretch of Route 53. But workers at the neighboring business knew it was no ordinary massage parlor.


Norwell spa owners ordered held on bail in sex trafficking case

Bail has been set at a combined $35,000 for a married couple charged with operating a Norwell massage parlor where police say sex acts were sold before it was shut down following a raid two weeks ago.


Prostitution survivor in Worcester says it’s ‘about the exploitation,’ not about Robert Kraft

The Worcester woman is a survivor of sex trafficking. She said that although the Florida investigation involved Asian immigrant women being virtually imprisoned in sexual servitude at spas, the underlying issue is no different from prostitution on the streets of the city.


How Kraft’s Criminal Charges Shed Light On Human Trafficking In Mass.

The dark business of human trafficking is, of course, more pervasive than one man alone — and you don’t need to go to Florida to find stories about it.


Medford woman gets 5-year sentence for running a human trafficking ring

A Medford, Mass. woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for running a human trafficking and money laundering ring out of massage parlors that were used as fronts, the state’s attorney general’s office announced Thursday.


Bringing atrocities out of the shadows

Simas bears witness to human trafficking. She wants more people to understand the plight of those who have been or are being trafficked and to help survivors heal, she said an interview at her home.


Quincy man charged with sex trafficking, shooting gun in home

Police have charged a Buckley Street man with trafficking a woman for sex and firing a gun in their apartment while she was in the room.


Group home worker indicted for prostituting minor in Boston, Worcester

A Lynn woman who worked at a Saugus group home for children referred by the Department of Children and Families has been indicted for allegedly prostituting a child who lived there, officials announced Friday.


There’s been an increase in reports of sexually exploited children in Massachusetts

“Because of the location we are in, we are fairly rural, people want to think this doesn’t happen around here and kids are not exploited around here, but unfortunately it does happen at a frequency that is all too high,” said Kellie Beaulieu, Child Abuse Unit Coordinator for the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office.


Boston man pleads guilty to sex trafficking in Maine, coerced women with heroin

Rashad Sabree, 37, of Boston, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to two counts of sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion, federal officials said.