A Massachusetts man who was sentenced to seven years in jail in the middle of the 2000s for coercing women into prostitution was indicted last week o
A Massachusetts man who was sentenced to seven years in jail in the middle of the 2000s for coercing women into prostitution was indicted last week on a number of related counts.
According to the Essex District Attorney’s Office, an Essex County grand jury indicted Trevor Jones, 45, of Everett, on two counts of human trafficking, two counts of receiving support from prostitution, rape, assault and battery on a family member or household member, and assault and battery resulting in serious bodily injury.
Jones, per the prosecution, preyed on drug-dependent women “by providing them with housing, food, and drugs in exchange for them engaging in commercial sex.” They claimed that the victims “were frequently subjected to physical and verbal abuse” and “lived in constant fear of not making their nightly quota.” The claimed incidents’ dates weren’t made public.
In the middle of the 2000s, Jones was sentenced to seven years in prison for at least two distinct instances of coercing women into prostitution, according to a 2016 Salem News article. In 2016, a woman from the EconoLodge in Danvers called 911 to report that she had been forced to have sex with several men over the span of a week. She was then arrested on similar charges. It was unclear how that lawsuit would end right away.
The district attorney’s office for Essex County stated that their investigation is still continuing and urged any additional Jones victims to get in touch with them at 978-744-6610, Ext. 5004.