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Two Men Plead Not Guilty to Sex Trafficking Charges

The men were pulled over by State Police on Route 1 in Danvers.

Two men, who were pulled over by State Police on Route 1 in Danvers on Friday morning, pleaded not guilty on Friday for allegedly forcing a woman into prostitution. 

The Salem News reported that State Police pulled over a car for a routine traffic stop on Friday morning. While at the vehicle, the trooper reported seeing a young woman in the back mouth the words “I need help.”

Two men in the vehicle – Marquis J. Campbell, 22, of Worcester, and Steven Diaz, 32, of Everett, had conflicting stories. Police spoke to the woman who said she needed help and that the men had kept her captive for three days, forced her to have sex with men in motels in Danvers and Saugus, forced her to take drugs and gave her heroin as a reward, reported The Salem News.

The two men pleaded not guilty to kidnapping, human trafficking and deriving support from prostitution. Campbell was also charged on three counts of rape.

Read the full Salem News article.


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