Marlborough Man, Among 9 Charged With Trafficking Victims For Sex Out of Residential Homes

The following is a press release from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office.

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BOSTON – Nine individuals have been charged with trafficking victims for sex at three residential locations in Chelsea, East Boston and Lynn that served as alleged fronts for human trafficking, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today, August 1. 

The defendants were arrested on Wednesday by Massachusetts State Police. The following defendants were arraigned today in Chelsea District Court by Judge Matthew Machera and pleaded not guilty to the following charges:

Cristina Lasso, age 47, of Lynn was charged with Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude, Deriving Support from Prostitution, Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking. His bail was set at $100,000

Jorge Lasso, age 54, of Chelsea was charged with trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude, Deriving Support from Prostitution, Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking. His bail was set at $100,000

Marlon Nagano, age 37, of East Boston was charged with trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude, Deriving Support from Prostitution, Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking. His bail was set at $125,000

Francisco Sanan Bay age 30, of Chelsea was charged with trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude, Deriving Support from Prostitution, Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking. His bail was set at $100,000

Edmundo Rivera Gomez, age 50, of Lynn was charged with trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude, Deriving Support from Prostitution, Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking. His bail was set at $100,000

Donoban Yesid Arismendy Ospina, age 25, of Lynn was charged with trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude, Deriving Support from Prostitution, Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking. His bail was set at $100,000

Johana Henao Torres, age 35 of Lynn was charged with trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude, Deriving Support from Prostitution, Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking. His bail was set at $100,000

Conditions of release for all defendants include being fitted with a GPS monitoring device, having no contact with any victim, witness or each other, and staying away from the alleged crime scenes. The defendants are due back in Chelsea District Court for a hearing on September 4. 


The following defendant was arraigned in East Boston District Court yesterday by Judge John E. McDonald and pleaded not guilty to the following charges:

Fabian Galeano age 40 of East Boston was charged with trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude, Deriving Support from Prostitution, Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking. His bail was set at $20,000.

Conditions of release include he be fitted with a GPS monitoring device, have no contact with any victim or witness, and that he surrender his passport. Galeano is due back in East Boston District Court for a hearing on August 27. 

The following defendant was arraigned in Marlborough District Court yesterday by Judge Paul McGill and pleaded not guilty to the following charges:

Luis Londono, age 44, of Marlboro was charged with trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude, Deriving Support from Prostitution, Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking. His bail was set at $10,000.

Conditions of release include he be fitted with a GPS monitoring device and that he surrender his passport. Londono is due back in Marlborough District Court for a hearing on August 26.

Authorities also issued an arrest warrant for an additional subject in connection with this case.

These arrests are the result of a joint local, state and federal investigation, led by Massachusetts State Police High Risk Victims Unit and Attorney General’s State Police Detective Unit, with assistance from the State Police Troop A, Troop A Community Action Team, Crime Scene Services, Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, Gang Unit, and Middlesex, Essex and Suffolk State Police Detective Units; the Lynn, Chelsea, Marlborough, Boston, Cambridge, and Lexington Police Departments; and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).   

During the investigation, authorities developed evidence indicating that these defendants ran an organized criminal enterprise through various local residences where they offered customers the opportunity to pay for sexual contact with the victims.

The defendants allegedly recruited victims, advertised sexual services, set up locations and appointments for sexual encounters, transported the victims, escorted customers into the locations and facilitated the exchange of money.

The investigation remains ongoing. These charges are allegations, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Nancy Rothstein and Division Chief Elizabeth K. Keeley, both of the AG’s Human Trafficking Division, with assistance from Financial Investigator Jill Petruzziello and Chief Financial Investigator Sallyann Nelligan.

The investigation was handled by the Massachusetts State Police, with assistance from Lynn, Chelsea, Marlborough, Boston, Cambridge, and Lexington Police Departments; and Homeland Security Investigations; and the AG’s Digital Evidence Lab.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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