Over the weekend and undercover female police officer placed an advertisement on Craigslist offering sex in exchange for cash at a Worcester, Massachusetts hotel. The operation resulted in fifty arrests total, most from Massachusetts. The target of the prostitution sting was people who advertise sex for fee on Craigslist and the people who respond to those ads. The operation was conducted over a three day period at a Worcester hotel. Three such operations have been conducted since the fall. The names of all defendants have been published. The information obtained from the investigation was shared with Boston police.
Engaging in sexual conduct for a fee in Massachusetts is a crime pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 272 Section 53. The law states that anyone who agrees to engage in sex for a fee or offers to pay for sexual favors shall be punished for up to one year in jail or by a fine of up to five hundred dollars. The sex does not have to occur for a person to be convicted of this offense. Typically people accused of this crime for the first time get their cases continued without a finding. However, it is becoming increasingly more common for law enforcement to publish the names of the offenders. This is designed to deter people from committing this crime.
The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman is committed to defending the accused no matter what crime has been charged. Sex crimes are regularly defended by the lawyers in our office. Prostitution cases, rapes and sexual assaults of all types are just some of the sex crimes that we defend in Boston and throughout Massachusetts. If you have been charged with one of these crimes call us at 617-263-6800 or contact us online.
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