The police received a tip that a woman was soliciting men for sex for a fee at the Tewksbury library. An undercover detective responded and quickly was engaged by a woman exchanging notes offering sexual favors for $60. She was arrested for prostitution and it is learned she had outstanding charges for drug possession.
The city of Boston through Mayor Walsh has recently announced a new tactic for combating sex trafficking by targeting the John’s when it comes to prostitution.
Usually it is the prostitute who is arrested and charged with a crime when it comes to prostitution. This new tactic will offer more support and services to prostitutes to help them get off the streets.
By targeting the demand, the John’s, it is expected that shaming these people through public criminal charges that the demand may dry up.
Frank Fernandez is a criminal defense attorney who handled charges of sex for fee in Boston and throughout Massachusetts for both prostitution and for those charged with soliciting prostitution. Feel free to call for a free consultation 617-393-0250.