Police Bust Human Trafficking Ring Near Beacon Hill
The arrests were made after an online investigation into prostitution.
The following is an edited press release from the Boston Police. For more information about human trafficking in Massachusetts, see Beacon Hill Patch's recent article:
In an ongoing effort to combat human trafficking and its harmful effects on those entangled its hurtful and harmful web, the Boston Police Family Justice’s Human Trafficking Unit recently undertook an effort to catch and prosecute individuals engaged in luring victims into sexual activity. The Boston Police Human Trafficking Unit is committed to ending exploitation of young people and will continue to be proactive in its efforts to achieve this goal by continuously seeking out and prosecuting those who would engage in such activity.
On Thursday, August 16, officers from the Family Justice Unit, Human Trafficking Division, the Youth Violence Strike Force and District A-1 Detectives – while conducting an undercover online investigation into illegal online prostitution – arrested the following five individuals at the Park Plaza Hotel:
John Caputo, 64, of Boston charged with Sex for a Fee
Reynold Levau, 44, of Foxboro charged with Sex for a Fee
Daniel Malik, 23, of Needham charged with Enticement of a Minor and Sex for a Fee
Poojan Mehta, 23, of Boston charged with Enticement of a Minor and Sex for a Fee
Peter Salvucci, 55, of Waltham charged with Sex for a Fee