On Monday, November 8 at approximately 18:30 hours, officers from Boston Police’s Human Trafficking Unit and Massachusetts State Police’s High Risk Victim’s Unit observed a female, whom is known to the Commonwealth, being picked up by an unknown man.
The man then drove to a nearby parking lot, where according to reports, he paid the female $30 for a “blowjob.” You can read more in the report attached below:
Officers removed both parties from the vehicle, and interviewed them separately. The female admitted that he had paid her for a sex act, and he was placed under arrest for Paying for Sexual Conduct. The suspect has been identified as Shawn Kane of 40 Goodhue Ave in Dracut.
The City of Boston is moving toward this approach through its CEASE Boston Initiative. CEASE stands for Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation and Boston is one of twelve U.S. jurisdictions that have been working since 2015 to end commercial sexual exploitation.
“The Boston Police Department has played a lead role in CEASE Boston efforts since 2015.” says Commissioner Gross, “Through this collaborative work, the need for all sectors and partners to join us in our efforts to reduce demand for paid sex is evident. It is time for us as a city to recognize prostituted persons as vulnerable human beings who need compassion, support and services – not arrest and marginalization”.
Community members wishing to assist in these types of investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.