Prep school faculty member charged with sex crime, human trafficking

BOSTON (WHDH) - A high-ranking Massachusetts prep school faculty member has been charged with agreeing to engage in sex for a fee and human trafficking.

Over the last several weeks, Worcester Police conducted an investigation into Steven Bliss, 46 of Braintree.

As part of the investigation, undercover officers had multiple conversations with Bliss, during which time he offered to engage in sexual conduct for a fee.

Based on the investigation, detectives had probable cause to believe Bliss did engage in commercial sex activity by communicating with an undercover officer and lured a person, through the promise of money, to engage in sexual activities.

Police said Bliss arranged to meet the undercover officer on Sept. 5 at a McDonald’s for the purpose of engaging in sex for a fee.

When Bliss arrived at the location, he was placed under arrest by police.

During the investigation, it was revealed that Bliss is a high-ranking faculty member at a prestigious preparatory school in eastern Massachusetts.

He is being charged with offering to engage in sex for a fee as well as human trafficking.

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