Randolph Man Arrested, Arraigned in Connection with Trafficking Multiple Women for Sex
QUINCY – A Randolph man has been arrested and arraigned in connection with trafficking multiple women for sex, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.
Marvin Pompilus, (a.k.a. “Kise”), age 30, of Randolph, was arrested on Monday night in Randolph by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Attorney General’s Office and Randolph Police.
Pompilus was arraigned on Tuesday in Quincy District Court on the charges of Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude and Deriving Support from Prostitution. Pompilus pleaded not guilty to the charges and was held on $100,000 cash bail, with the conditions of release being that he is monitored by GPS, surrender his passport, not leave the state, and have no contact with the victims. He is due back in Quincy District Court on Sept. 15 for a status hearing.
“We allege that this defendant targeted vulnerable women, arranged for them to provide sexual services and profited from this exploitation,” said AG Healey. “These charges demonstrate our continued effort to aggressively investigate and prosecute these crimes in our communities and to target human traffickers who exploit and abuse others for their own profit.”
The AG’s Office began an investigation after the matter was referred by the Randolph Police Department.
Authorities allege that Pompilus targeted and recruited multiple women into providing commercial sexual services. He allegedly set up appointments for the women at hotels in Randolph and surrounding communities and posted ads online offering sexual services from the women in exchange for cash. He also allegedly used violence or threats of violence to control the women. Pompilus allegedly kept the profits from these encounters.
This indictment is through the AG’s dedicated Human Trafficking Division, which focuses on policy, prevention and criminal prosecutions. Through that division, the AG’s Office has charged 21 individuals, including Pompilus, in connection with human trafficking.
The investigation is ongoing. These charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorneys General Nancy Rothstein and Megan Williams through AG Healey’s Human Trafficking Division, with assistance from Massachusetts State Police assigned to the AG’s Office, Investigator Michelle Silva of AG Healey’s Financial Investigations Division and Victim Witness Advocate Rebecca Auld of the AG’s Victim Services Division. The Randolph Police Department also assisted in the investigation.