On December 23, 2015 the Tewksbury Police Department conducted an undercover operation at the Holiday Inn, which resulted in 5 arrests. Tewksbury Detectives, along with Detectives from Methuen and Andover Police, posted an ad in an attempt to locate individuals seeking sexual conduct for a fee.
The following individuals were arrested and charged with sexual conduct for a fee.
1. Valdecy Dias, 51, of 93 Chapel Street, Apt. 3, Lowell.
2. James Crosby, 28, of 80 Rogers Street, Apt. 102, Townsend.
3. Robert Maria, 76, of 26 Montview Ave., Lowell.
4. Marc Alper, 58, of 26 10th Ave., Haverhill.
5. 17 year old, juvenile, Tewksbury.
Each of the aforementioned individuals responded to an ad posted on backpage.com in the escorts section. They met with an undercover police officer at the Holiday Inn, where they agreed to a sexual act for a fee.
The Holiday Inn management worked in cooperation with the Tewksbury Police in an effort to deter this activity in the future.
All are due to be arraigned at Lowell District Court on December 24, 2015.
The Tewksbury Police Department urges any citizens who suspect criminal activity to call the Dispatch Center @ 978-851-7373. If you wish to remain anonymous please call the Tip Line @ 978-851-0175 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org