Quincy: Man Sentenced to Prison for Human Trafficking

A Quincy man is sentenced to prison for human trafficking, a sentence that may set a precedent for future cases.

59-year-old Anthony McCaffrey is sentenced to 5 years in prison after attempting to arrange a sex act with an underage female online, who was actually an undercover Lakeville Police officer.

On December 12th of 2017, McCaffrey, who is registered as a level 3 offender, made contact online and agreed to meet at a commuter rail bus station parking lot and pay $50 for a sexual encounter.

When no one appeared, McCaffrey left the scene, and that’s when police pulled him over and found the $50 in the visor of the car.

McCaffrey’s convicted of one count of human trafficking of a child under 18 and engaging in sexual conduct for a fee with a minor.

This conviction is a first in Plymouth County where the attempted purchaser of a sexual act was convicted under the human trafficking statue, which carries with is a five year minimum mandatory sentence.

 


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