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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Randolph Man Arrested for Sex Trafficking Minor

BOSTON – A Randolph was arrested yesterday and charged with sex trafficking a minor.

Admilson Pires, 23, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor and one count of sex trafficking of a minor. Following an initial appearance in federal court in Boston, Pires was detained pending an arraignment and detention hearing scheduled for Dec. 22, 2020.

According to the indictment, Pires trafficked a minor in Norwood in July and August 2019.

The charge of sex trafficking a minor provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison, five years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor provides for a sentence of up to 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.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Arlington Police Chief Juliann Flaherty; Norwood Police Chief William G. Brooks; and Commissioner Carol Mici of the Massachusetts Department of Corrections made the announcement today. Valuable assistance was provided by the Boston and Randolph Police Departments and the Massachusetts State Police. The case was investigated by the Human Trafficking-Child Exploitation Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy E. Moran of Lelling’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 December 16, 2020