Lynn Man Charged With Sex Trafficking Three Women

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LYNN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Lynn man has been charged with sex trafficking after allegedly using three women to perform commercial sex acts and moving one of them to another state to engage in prostitution, according to new information from the Department of Justice.  

The individual has been identified as Anthony Coleman, 34, who was indicted on three counts of sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion and one count of transporting a person for purposes of prostitution. He was arrested on March 29, 2024, and appeared in federal court in Boston on Monday.  

According to the indictment, Coleman chose to prey on women who were struggling with employment and housing during the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020. “He forced these women to sell their bodies, took their money and violently assaulted them to make sure they obeyed his commands”, said Acting U.S. Attorney Joshua S. Levy. “Mr. Coleman now faces real consequences for his alleged conduct and his victims will finally be free of his torment”, he added.  

The crime of sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion translates to a minimum sentence of 15 years and up to life in prison, at least five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000, according to the Department of Justice.  

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