Marvin Pompilus, a 39-year-old man from Stoughton, Massachusetts, has been arrested once again for sex trafficking, according to federal prosecutors. Pompilus was charged with one count of sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion. Acting U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, Joshua Levy, announced the arrest.
Prosecutors revealed that Pompilus had previously been convicted in February 2018 for multiple counts of trafficking a person for sexual servitude and deriving support for prostitution. He served a six-year sentence in state prison and was released in October 2021.
Shortly after his release, Pompilus allegedly resumed his sex trafficking activities, targeting and exploiting vulnerable victims for personal gain. Levy stated that Pompilus used violence, drugs, and coercion to maintain control over his victims.
In this recent case, Pompilus posed as a sex buyer and responded to an online advertisement for commercial sex. However, upon arrival, he recruited the victim to engage in commercial sex on his behalf. Over several months, Pompilus allegedly used physical violence, threats, and drug-based coercion to force the victim into daily commercial sex activities, taking all the money earned.
Prosecutors further allege that Pompilus victimized at least four other women using similar methods of force, physical violence, threats, and drug-based coercion.
If convicted of sex trafficking by force, Pompilus could face a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison, up to life.
Pompilus has been detained following his initial court appearance, with a hearing scheduled for November 28.