February 20, 2020 | 9:59 AM
A Dorchester man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly sex trafficking four victims over a 15-year period, according to a release from the District of Massachusetts’ U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The 41-year-old, Bruce “Arki” Brown, was charged in an indictment with four counts of sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion; one count of sex trafficking a minor by force, fraud and coercion; one count of transportation of a minor for prostitution; and one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking.
Brown first allegedly engaged with sex tracking in June 2004, and continued until at least July 2019, according to the indictment.
Charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking can garner a sentence of up to life in prison, five years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine, the release stated. The statute also imposes a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years for offenses committed by means of force, threats of force, fraud or coercion, according to the release.
The charge for transporting a minor for prostitution can also be up to life in prison.
Brown was detained until his initial appearance in Boston federal court Wednesday.