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Two Arraigned on Human Trafficking Charges

July 6, 2016

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236

WORCESTER – A Leominster man and a Worcester woman were arraigned yesterday in Worcester Central District Court on human trafficking charges, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Jovani Delossantos, 23, of Leominster, and Victoria Power, 20, of Worcester, were each charged with six counts of trafficking of persons for sexual servitude and six counts of deriving support from a prostitute. Delossantos was also charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute. They pleaded not guilty.

Judge Janet J. McGuiggan revoked Delossantos’ prior release on pending motor vehicle charges and held him without bail. She also set $100,000 bail on the new charges. His case was continued to July 11. Power was held on $1,000 bail, with house arrest and GPS monitoring. As conditions of bail, Power is to remain in the custody of her father and to remain drug-free. Her case was continued to July 19.

They were arrested over the holiday weekend. The arrests are part of an investigation into the activities of the Kilby Street Gang by the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, Worcester Police Gang Unit and Worcester Police Detective Bureau. The investigation alleges that six females were provided drugs. They were housed at various locations where they provided sex for customers. The operation used ads on the websites Craigslist and Backpage.