• 2 men charged after human trafficking investigation in Boston


    BOSTON - Jose Martinez of Dorchester and Rashid Parham of Roslindale were arraigned Friday after being arrested during human trafficking investigations.

    Boston police detectives assigned to the Human Trafficking Unit interviewed a woman who said that Martinez had her perform sexual acts in return for money which was kept by Martinez. She said that Martinez physically abused her and told her she couldn’t go home without making money.

    BPD stopped a vehicle that Martinez and Parham were seen entering after leaving the suspected address.
    Martinez was arraigned on the charges of human trafficking, kidnapping and threats. Martinez was ordered to wear a GPS bracelet during his release on bail of $25,000 will also need to abide by a curfew and avoid contact with the victim if he is released on bail.

    Parham was arraigned on the charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and carrying a loaded firearm. He was also charged as a Level I armed career criminal.

    Parham was indicted as a youthful offender and convicted in 2015 in the Juvenile Division of West Roxbury Municipal Court of armed assault with intent to murder and aggravated assault and battery. He is currently serving a suspended sentence.

    The judge set Parham’s bail to $25,000 and ordered that he submit to GPS monitoring, abide by a curfew, and stay away from Martinez. Parham is currently being held without bail pending probation hearing in West Roxbury Municipal Court.

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