Teen Forced into Prostitution by Dorchester Man

May 23, 2011
By Parker Scheer LLP on May 23, 2011 12:21 PM |

A Dorchester man is facing major jail time after he was accused of kidnapping a teenager and forcing her into prostitution. According to the prosecutor, Norman Barnes, 28, of Dorchester, held a 15 year old girl captive and forced her into prostitution in at least three Massachusetts hotels. Norfolk District Attorney Erin Murphy detailed that "numerous men would come to the hotel room where the defendant was holding the victim and she was forced to perform sex acts on all of them."

Boston police report that these three hotels included the Ramada Inn in Dorchester, the Comfort Inn in Danvers, and the Best Western in Quincy. During the encounters, which occurred nightly between May 7th and May 18th, Barnes would wait in the bathroom of the hotel and tell the girl what to charge the men.

Investigators are reporting that the girl was captured after Barnes agreed to drive her and a friend home one night from Boston. After 13 days the girl was finally able to sneak out of the hotel room, log onto a hotel computer and send a message for help. A state trooper, who was working a detail close by, was able to chase down the suspect and make an arrest.

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