Police announce arrests made in sex “trafficking” sting

Today, the Southborough Police Department issued a press release about a joint “operation” at a Southborough hotel that resulted in four arrests.

The release describes the arrest of four men who allegedly responded to online ads for escorts. The release included:

On Wednesday, February 1, 2023, the Massachusetts State Police, Southborough Police Department, Westborough Police Department, Northborough Police Department, and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department, conducted a mission to reduce the demand of commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking. An operation was conducted during which law enforcement officers posed as escorts online. A hotel in Southborough was utilized for the operation.

As a result of the joint operation, four (4) individuals responded to the commercial sex advertisement where probable cause was established; they arrived at the hotel and were subsequently arrested and charged with violating MGL Chapter 272, Section 53A Sexual Conduct for a Fee.

The men were listed as residents of Worcester, Hudson, and Marlborough in their 20s-40s.

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