For Immediate Release - June 27, 2013

Salem NH Woman Indicted for Human Trafficking

An Essex County Grand Jury indicted Lori Ann Barron,50, of Salem, NH, today on three counts of human trafficking, maintaining a house of prostitution, deriving support from prostitution, witness intimidation, and videotaping unsuspecting nude persons.

Ms. Barron is accused of operating a “day spa” for men in Lawrence in which she allegedly videotaped women performing sexual acts in order to prevent them from quitting their jobs and going to police.

She was arraigned in Lawrence District Court on June 11, 2013. Judge Mark Sullivan set her bail at $30,000.  An arraignment date in Salem Superior Court has not been scheduled.

The investigation of Barron’s “spa”, its operations and clientele remain under investigation.  Human trafficking carries a minimum mandatory sentence of 5 years and a maximum of 20 years in state prison.

The charges against Ms. Barron are allegations and she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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