Man Pleads Not Guilty to Human Trafficking

A Marlborough man has plead not guilty to charges of human trafficking in Worcester Superior Court.

A Marlborough man that allegedly forced his then-pregnant girlfriend and another woman to perform sex acts for money at a Shrewsbury motel pleaded not guilty in Worcester Superior Court last week.

"He pleaded not guilty to two counts of trafficking of persons for sexual servitude and two counts of deriving support from prostitution," said Timothy J. Connolly, Communications Director for the Worcester District Attorney's Office.

Anthony Mannes, 38, of 36 Cross Street was charged following a special operation by Massachusetts State Police.

He was indicted by the Worcester County Grand Jury on August 24, said Connolly, and was arraigned in Worcester Superior Court on Sept. 20.

Judge David Ricciardone set bail at $50,000 and continued the case to Oct. 5, according to Connolly.

Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »