Boston, Feb. 20, 2018 – A Randolph man has been convicted by a jury and sentenced to six to six-and-a-half years in state prison for trafficking multiple women for sex in Greater Boston and on Cape Cod, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today. He kept the money from the sexual encounters and would instead provide the women with drugs, primarily heroin.
Mass. AG Maura Healey (file photo).
Marvin Pompilus, (a.k.a. “Kise”), age 33, of R
andolph, was convicted after a 10-day jury trial in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude (10 counts) and Deriving Support from Prostitution (7 counts) in connection with trafficking six different women for sex. Judge Mitchell Kaplan today sentenced Pompilus to six to six-and-one-half years in state prison. The AG’s Office had recommended a sentence of 12 to 15 years in state prison.
“This defendant preyed on vulnerable women and profited off of their exploitation,” said AG Healey. “This has become a troubling pattern we are seeing in our efforts to combat both human trafficking and the devastating opioid epidemic here in our state—a pattern that we are dedicated to disrupting to protect people from this egregious conduct.”
The AG’s Office began an investigation in May 2015 after the matter was referred by the Randolph Police Department. Pompilus was arrested in August 2015 in Randolph by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the AG’s Office and the Randolph Police. He was subsequently indicted in November 2015 and arraigned in Suffolk, Norfolk and Barnstable Counties and all charges were then consolidated into Suffolk Superior Court.
The investigation found that Pompilus targeted and recruited multiple women to provide commercial sexual services at hotels and other locations in Randolph, Boston, Braintree and Hyannis. Pompilus would have the women post ads online offering sexual services in exchange for money.
Since taking office, AG Healey has been aggressive in tackling the problem of human trafficking, including the creation of a dedicated Human Trafficking Division which focuses on policy, prevention and prosecution and includes a team of specialized prosecutors, victim advocates and Massachusetts State Police troopers who handle high impact, multijurisdictional human trafficking investigations and prosecutions across the state. Through the Human Trafficking Division, the AG’s Office has charged more than 35 individuals in connection with human trafficking since the law was passed.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorneys General Megan McLaughlin, Eric Haskell and Nancy Rothstein through AG Healey’s Human Trafficking Division and its staff including Paralegal Sindhu Kadhiresan, with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the AG’s Office, Director of Victim Witness Assistance Division Rebecca Auld of the AG’s Victim Services Division, Investigators Sallyann Nelligan and Michelle Silva of AG Healey’s Financial Investigations Division, James McCoy and Kenneth McCarthy of the AG’s Digital Evidence Lab, and Director of Multimedia Technology Paul Melaragni.
The Randolph and Milton Police Departments also assisted in the investigation, along with the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Marshalls Service, the Massachusetts State Police Division of Field Services, the Maine Violent Offender Task Force, the Maine Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole, the Westbrook, Maine Police Department, the Cumberland County Maine Sheriff’s Department, the Boston Police Department, the Brockton Police Department, and the New Bedford Police Department.