Boston man pleads guilty to sex trafficking

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man has pleaded guilty to sex trafficking after prosecutors say he prostituted a woman in hotels in Maine, Massachusetts and New York.

Akil J. DeCoteau, 28, pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Boston to one count of transportation of a person with intent to engage in prostitution and one count of conspiracy to transport a person for prostitution.

The office of U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz says DeCoteau promised to provide the woman food, shelter and an extravagant life if she worked as a prostitute. Starting in Westbrook, Maine, he took her to hotels and posted online advertisements offering sex for a fee, then kept all the money.

His sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 30.

Co-defendant Kwamaine Wells pleaded guilty to related charges last week.

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