Leominster is a city of approximately 41,000 residents, located 20 miles north of Worcester in central Massachusetts. Cases of prostitution and sex trafficking have been documented in the city. For example, in 2013 a man faced several charges for allegedly holding his girlfriend captive in a motel room and forcing her to prostitute herself to support his drug habit. He compelled her by assaulting and threatening to kill her.
The police department in neighboring Fitchburg has reported that Leominster conducts street-level reverse stings. No additional information is available about Leominster’s efforts to address demand for commercial sex at this time.
- National Assessment Survey
- Background on Local Prostitution and Sex Trafficking: