Stoughton Woman Indicted on Prostitution Charges in Connection with Three Spas
BOSTON–A Stoughton woman was indicted today in connection with prostitution charges at three spas she owned and operated in Brockton, Norwood and Canton, Attorney General Coakley announced today.
Terry Mussari, age 45, was indicted by a Statewide Grand Jury today on charges of Deriving Support from Prostitution (3 counts), Owner of a Place of Prostitution (3 counts), Keeping a House of Ill Fame (3 counts), Minimum Wage Violation (3 counts), and Failure to Provide Suitable Paystub (3 counts).
“We allege that this defendant regularly arranged for sexual services to be given at the three spas she owned,” said AG Coakley. “Our office will continue to prosecute cases in which legitimate businesses serve as fronts for illegal activities.”
In Spring 2011, State Police assigned to the Attorney General’s Office, in conjunction with the Boston office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, began an investigation into allegations of prostitution at three spas owned and operated by Mussari. The three spas were 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".
In October 2011, State Police officers assigned to the AG’s Office, along with local and federal authorities, executed search warrants at all three spa locations. Authorities subsequently arrested Mussari at the Aria Day Spa in Brockton and she was arraigned in Brockton District Court on October 24, 2011.
A Statewide Grand Jury returned indictments against Mussari on March 30, 2012. She is scheduled to be arraigned in Norfolk Superior Court at a later date.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Anne Kaczmarek of AG Coakley’s Enterprise and Major Crimes Division, with assistance from State Police 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 also assisted in this case.