Stoughton Woman Arraigned in Connection with Allegations of Prostitution at Three Spas
STOUGHTON – A Stoughton woman was arrested and arraigned this morning in connection with allegations of prostitution at three spas she owned and operated in Brockton, Norwood and Canton.
Terry Mussari, age 45, was arraigned in Brockton District Court this morning on one count of deriving support from prostitution. At arraignment she pleaded not guilty and was released on $2,000 bail.
State Police assigned to the Attorney General’s Office in conjunction with the Boston office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been investigating allegations of prostitution at three spas owned and operated by Mussari. The three spas include: Aria Day Spa in Brockton, Sparkle Day Spa in Canton, and Spa Bellissimo in Norwood.
During the course of the investigation, authorities developed evidence indicating that all three spas were allegedly offering sexual activity between masseuses employed by Mussari and their clients in exchange for cash that was characterized as "tips".
On Saturday, October 22, 2011, State Police officers assigned to the AG’s Office, the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office, the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office, the State Police CAT team, the State Police Division of Field Services, the Boston office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Canton Police and the Norwood Police entered the facility and executed search warrants at all three spa locations.
Following the execution of the search warrants authorities arrested Mussari at the Aria Day Sap in Brockton at approximately 6:00p.m. Mussari was charged with one count of deriving support from prostitution and taken to the State Police Barracks in Middleboro. She was arraigned this morning in Brockton District Court and is due back in court on January 9, 2012 for a pretrial conference.
The investigation remains ongoing.
Assistant Attorney General Dean Mazzone, Chief of Attorney General Coakley’s Enterprise and Major Crimes Division handled today’s arraignment. The prosecutor assigned to this case is Assistant Attorney General Anne Kaczmarek also of AG Coakley’s Enterprise and Major Crimes Division.