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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Dracut Man Charged with Sex Trafficking

BOSTON – A Dracut man was arrested and indicted yesterday on sex trafficking charges.

 

Reginald Abraham, 46, was indicted on three counts of sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion. He was arrested yesterday and detained following an initial appearance in federal court in Boston today.

 

According to the indictment, at varying times between May 2015 and October 2016, Abraham trafficked three women in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and used force and threats of force to coerce the women to engage in prostitution.

 

The charge of sex trafficking provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years and a maximum sentence of life in prison, five years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

 

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Matthew Etre, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; and Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Miranda Hooker of Weinreb’s Civil Rights Enforcement Team is prosecuting the case.

 

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Human Trafficking
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Updated September 8, 2017