BOSTON — A Dracut man was sentenced to 21 years and 10 months in prison for sex trafficking four victims from his Malden and Dracut homes.
Reginald Abraham, a 51-year-old Haitian citizen, was also ordered to serve 15 years of supervised release and pay $728,000 in restitution to the victims, according to U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling’s office.
Abraham was convicted by a federal jury in July on four counts of sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion. He was arrested and charged in September 2017 following a months-long investigation.
Law enforcement began investigating Abraham in January 2017 after multiple victims reported the trafficking operations. Abraham mostly used social media to contact the victims in an attempt to convince them to live with him, according to a news release from Lelling’s office.
He drove the women — all from Maine — to his home in Malden, then Dracut, where he trafficked them throughout New England from 2012 to 2016, Lelling’s office announced.
Abraham controlled the victims with physical violence, threats, rape, and the supply of drugs including heroin and crack cocaine, according to the release.
U.S. District Judge William G. Young presided over the sentencing on March 3. Abraham will face deportation proceedings after completing his sentence.