State Police Charge Northborough Man With Human Trafficking, Rape Offenses

As a result of a nearly-two year human trafficking investigation led by the Massachusetts State Police High Risk Victims Unit, and assisted by Northborough and Worcester Police, the target of the investigation turned himself in to State Police this morning and will be arraigned today in Worcester Superior Court.

State Police are charging JOHN B. CLAYTON 4th, 63, of Northborough with seven counts of trafficking a person for sexual servitude, two counts of rape, and two counts of intimidation of a witness.

Investigators identified multiple women whom, as alleged by the evidence, were targeted, manipulated, and exploited by CLAYTON. Generally, the victims allegedly preyed upon by the defendant were drug-addicted, engaged in prostitution, isolated from support, and having very little financial means.

The investigation began in May 2018. CLAYTON surrendered at State Police-Milbury, was booked, and has been transported to court. More information will be released following CLAYTON’s arraignment. The case is being prosecuted by the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office.