1.7 min readBy Published On: March 24th, 2022Categories: News0 Comments

From BPD News:

On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at approximately 6:30 PM, Detectives assigned to the Boston Police Human Trafficking Unit, the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit Officers of the Boston Police Street Outreach Unit, and Officers assigned to District B-2 and working in conjunction with the Massachusetts State Police High-Risk Victims Unit, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, addressing the increasingly high levels of exploitation observed within the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Melena Cass Boulevard and surrounding areas.

The aforementioned participating agencies conducted observations in the Massachusetts Avenue and Rusfield Street areas. The goal of this operation was to identify exploiters/traffickers, commercial sex buyers, and as a result, four adult males were summonsed for solicitation of prostitution. Detectives arrested Keon Boggs, 40, of Boston, and charged him with Trafficking for Sexual Servitude. Keon Boggs is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

From MSPNews

A joint operation last night by the Massachusetts State Police High Risk Victims Unit, the Boston Police Human Trafficking Unit and other BPD units, and the FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force resulted in the arrest of a Boston man for human trafficking.

KEON BOGGS, 39, of 112 Southampton St., was charged with human trafficking and trafficking a person for sexual servitude.

The effort, dubbed Operation H.E.A.T., that resulted in BOGGS’s arrest included undercover MSP and BPD personnel, who walked the area of Massachusetts Avenue from Rusfield Street to Chesterton Street in Roxbury. The operation additionally resulted in the issuance of criminal summonses to four men, charging them solicitation of prostitution.

The operation was the latest deployment in the agencies’ ongoing mission to combat high volume of exploitation and other crimes occurring within the targeted area of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard in Boston. Investigators seek to identify and interdict human traffickers as well as those seeking to buy sex from the victims being trafficked to combat both exploitation and demand. Operation H.E.A.T. stands for Human Exploitation and Trafficking.

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