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Posted on: June 11, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Eight Charged in Prostitution Operation


On Monday June 10th, the Department’s Street Crimes Unit, a combined unit of the Gang Unit and Street Narcotics, conducted a “Quality of Life: operation concentrating prostitution and drug activity. This is part of the Department’s ongoing effort to aggressively combat all quality of life issues in the city. During the operation a male detective posed as a “John”, which is a term commonly used to describe individuals that are seeking out prostitutes to engage in sexual conduct for a fee.

The following were charged with Sexual Conduct for a Fee

Maria Cerullo, 46, Lawrence

Sherry Silvester, 44, Lawrence

Arelete Julien, 38, Methuen

Richard Dunn, 60, North Andover (Solicitation)

Arrested on Outstanding Arrest Warrants

Nicole Connor, 24, Salisbury (2 warrants: Sexual Conduct for a fee)

Emily McCann, 41, Homeless (1warrant Sexual Conduct for a fee)

Charged with Drug Possession

Clarice Holiday, 40, Tewksbury

Nora Dansereau, 27, Concord NH

As always the public is encourage to contact the Department with any issues that adversely affect the quality of life for the residents of Lawrence.

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