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Massachusetts State Police sting operation results in six arrested for Sex for a Fee

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On Wednesday, Feb. 23, a joint state-local operation, conducted to reduce the demand of commercial sexual exploitation, resulted in the arrests of six men.

The operation utilized law enforcement officers posing online as escorts and a hotel in the Revere area. The six men were arrested as they arrived at the hotel after previously culminating an agreement for commercial sex with the undercover officers.

The operation was conducted by the Massachusetts State Police High Risk Victim Unit, the MSP Gang Unit, the Boston Police Human Trafficking Unit, the Revere Police Department, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department, and the FBI Human Trafficking and Violent Crime task forces.

Those arrested for sexual conduct for a fee were as follows:

1. Mohamed Hossain, 30, of Braintree;
2. Joewy Gonzalez Villanueva, 37, of Revere;
3. Cristhian Reyes, 27, of Lawrence;
4. Daniel Eaton, 38, of Melrose;
5. Jesus Anyosa, 44, of Saugus; and
6. John Fornoh, 26, of Lynn.

The Massachusetts State Police and its local and federal law enforcement partners are committed to the apprehension of perpetrators of sexual exploitation and the safe recovery of victims of sex trafficking.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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