Worcester Man Held Without Bail On Human Trafficking Charges

WORCESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Worcester man is being held without bail, after he was charged by a Middlesex County Grand Jury of human trafficking and kidnapping.

46-year-old Ronald Hall was arrested last month, following an investigation led by Massachusetts State Police. Authorities said they "developed evidence" indicating that Hall trafficked a victim for sex at Encore Casino in Everett, and at a hotel in Natick.

"Hall facilitated sexual encounters between the victim and sex buyers and received the majority of the money as a result," said Attorney General Maura Healey's office. "The AG’s Office also alleges that Hall kidnapped another victim, attempted to traffick her for sex, and physically assaulted her. The victim later escaped and was intercepted by authorities."

On July 14, a Middlesex County Grand Jury indicted Hall on two counts of of Trafficking for Sexual Servitude, Kidnapping, two counts of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Deriving Support from Prostitution, as well as a being a Habitual Criminal.

He was ordered held without bail following a dangerousness hearing on Thursday. Hall is due back in Middlesex Superior Court on September 8 for a scheduling conference.

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