US Attorney: 4 men used online advertisement to arrange to have sex with young girls in Mass.

BOSTON — Four men are facing trafficking charges after federal investigators say they used online advertisement to arrange to have sex with a pair of young girls.

Sadeq Ali Quraishi, 45, of Boston, Dmitri McKenzie, 27, of Boston, and David Cannon, 59, of Lexington, and Misael Fabian Medina, 37, were arraigned last week in federal court in Boston on charges of attempted sex trafficking of a child, according to United States Attorney Rachael Rollins.

Quraishi, McKenzie, Cannon and Medina each responded to an advertisement on a website commonly used to advertise commercial sex acts and communicated via text message with an individual who purported to be selling 12- and 14-year-old girls for commercial sex, charging documents indicated.

In the documents, investigators stated, “Each defendant allegedly agreed to purchase sex with one or both of the advertised children and then traveled to a local hotel to have sex with the fictitious victims. It is alleged that, upon arrival at the hotel, each defendant physically met up with the individual purporting to sell the 12- and 14-year-old girls for sex and again allegedly committed to paying to sexually abuse one or both of the children.”

Quraishi, McKenzie, and Cannon were ordered held without bail pending detention hearings. Medina agreed to voluntary detention and waived a probable cause hearing.

Members of the public who have questions, concerns, or information about this case should contact the U.S. Attorney’s Office at 617-748-3274.

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