By Theresa Diaz –
Earlier today at the United States District Court in Boston, Keion Rowell, 23, of Canton, Massachusetts was Indicted on one count of sex trafficking of a child and one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor.
On January 28, 2021 agents recovered a 15-year-old girl who had been reported missing approximately 10 to 14 days.
It is alleged that the victim’s phone contained nude and revealing photos of the victim, online advertisements for commercial sex that included pictures of the victim, as well as Venmo and Cash App accounts registered to Rowell.
Rowell allegedly opened an online “Meet Me” account for the victim that advertised commercial sex with the victim and instructed the victim on how much she should charge. It is further alleged that Rowell required the victim to engage in commercial sex acts multiple times and took the proceeds.
Rowell has been arrested and following an initial appearance before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler, he was detained pending an arraignment and detention hearing scheduled for April 19, 2022.