BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – A serial sex trafficker was sentenced Thursday on multiple sex trafficking charges, according to United States Attorney for Massachusetts Rachael Rollins.
43-year-old Bruce “Arki” Brown of Dorchester was sentenced to 138 months in prison and five years of supervised release. He is said to have exploited numerous victims over a 15-year period and manipulated those who are vulnerable to keep them under his control.
“Many people assume that this kind of depravity doesn’t exist our communities, but it does," Rollins said. "Sex trafficking activity on the local level is a reality – and so is imprisonment. Today’s sentence shows that those who engage in such heinous crimes will be identified, prosecuted and put behind bars.”
In November 2021, Brown pleaded guilty to multiple charges including sex trafficking of a minor, transportation of a minor for purposes of prostitution and witness tampering. Brown has been in federal custody since being arrested in February 2020.
Brown was originally indicted at the same time of his arrest and was also charged in a superseding indictment with obstruction to justice and witness tampering in June 2020. Calling it his “Plan B,” Brown had co-conspirators call his victims and try to get them to alter or withdraw their testimony against him.