BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Wednesday, the Massachusetts State Police said they arrested two men who were allegedly attempting to pay women for sexual acts in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard in Boston. One of the individuals was impersonating a state trooper, police said.
Officials said in a statement to WBZ NewsRadio that 30-year-old Mohammed Elawad of Norwood was allegedly soliciting sexual acts for money, and threatened to arrest his victim if she did not comply with his demands. The victim fled Elawad's vehicle, police said. Officials said they witnessed the victim enter and exit Elawad's vehicle, and that upon speaking with her,
Police said to the public that Elawad has no affiliation with any law enforcement agency.
After Elawad was under arrest, the MSP said that evidence was found inside his vehicle, corroborating the allegation that he was falsely claiming to be a law enforcement officer. Officials said they discovered a Boston Police insignia sticker on Elawad's rear windshield and a knit cap that had "Boston Police" written on it in his Ford F150. Elawad was charged with paying for sexual conduct and impersonating a police officer.
Police said they also arrested 70-year-old Charles Sais of Waltham, charging him with paying for sexual conduct, distribution of a class B narcotic, and possession of a class B narcotic.
Elawad was released on a $300 bail and was ordered to stay away from the Mass & Cass area, police said.