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.
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.
“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.
Two men have been indicted in connection with trafficking multiple victims for sex, including minors, on Cape Cod and in Boston, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today. One of the defendants is also charged with enticement of a child and posing a child in a state of nudity.