C., which they planned to post as advertisements on the Web site
At the apartment, the defendants prepared to take photographs of C. that there would be a “rate,” which she understood as meaning that she would be having sex with people in exchange for money. Tyshaun included his cellular telephone number with the photographs, and the name indicated on them was “Jamie Lynn.”After about thirty minutes, Tyshaun's telephone started to ring.
regarding the events that had transpired with the defendants. She identified Tyshaun, and he was arrested the next day. She identified Sidney, and he was arrested that same day.2.
In this case, we are asked to consider, for the first time, the constitutionality of the Massachusetts sex trafficking statute.
that they were going to take photographs of her and post them on the Web site Tyshaun took the photographs using his cellular telephone, Sidney showed her how to pose, and the defendants posted the photographs online. realized that Tyshaun was conversing about sex, not merely escorting, only when she questioned him about the prices for her “services.” Tyshaun told the callers that it would be 0 for “full service,” which meant oral and vaginal sex, and fifty dollars for just oral sex.
agreed, but “wasn't comfortable” with the arrangement.
several questions, Sidney told her that he could help her, and that she could earn enough money working as an “escort” to live a better life. She was unable to remember what happened at this second location. M., she performed oral sex on each defendant at their behest because she “didn't want to get hurt,” she had sexual intercourse with Tyshaun, and then the defendants fell asleep. Over the next twenty-four hours, the defendants drove S. to different locations where she engaged in various sexual acts with several different men. went outside and spoke with the defendants, whom she already had met.
accompanied Sidney to meet Tyshaun, and then the three of them went to the apartment on Dudley Street where Tyshaun's mother lived. Tyshaun included his cellular telephone number with the photographs, and the name indicated on them was “Natalia.”After a short period of time, calls and text messages started arriving on Tyshaun's telephone. Shortly thereafter, a man arrived at the Dudley Street apartment, he and S. “engaged in sexual behavior,” the man paid her some cash, and she gave it to Tyshaun so he could “put gas in the car,” “rent a hotel room,” and “keep posting the ad.” S. subsequently met another individual at a different location that was a few blocks away from the Dudley Street apartment. returned to the Dudley Street apartment with the defendants at around 3 A. to a methadone clinic, they proceeded to check Tyshaun's telephone for responses to the photographs they had posted on