Massachusetts Woman Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Multiple Crimes

Updated 2 years ago

A Massachusetts woman prosecutors say preyed on drugs addicts and used threats and violence to make them work for her as prostitutes in Maine has been sentenced to five years in prison. Tiana Clark of Medford, Mass., pleaded guilty Wednesday in Cumberland County Unified Criminal Court to aggravated assault, witness tampering, trafficking in cocaine base, and promotion of prostitution. Under a plea agreement, the 29-year-old Clark received concurrent penalties that amount to a 10-year sentence, with five years suspended, and three years of probation. Prosecutors say it was unclear how many people worked for Clark as prostitutes, but called her offenses “a horrific form of sex trafficking.” The Portland Press Herald, reports that Clark’s attorney disputed the use of force and said the case was more about drug addiction.


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