By RORY SCHULER

A 13-year veteran of the Johnston Law enforcement pressure has been suspended pursuing his arrest a Massachusetts resort.

Johnston Law enforcement Officer Viet Hung Nguyen, 46, of Brockton, has been billed with one count of Trafficking of a Human being For Sexual Servitude, soon after a prostitution sting in Plymouth County.

“The officer is suspended without having pay out and has been used for the earlier 13 decades,” Johnston Police Chief Joseph Razza mentioned Tuesday.

Nguyen was a person of 5 men charged, next an alleged experience Aug. 5 with an undercover law enforcement officer posing as a female on the net, according to Plymouth District Lawyer Timothy J. Cruz’s business.

The procedure was a collaboration among the Massachusetts Point out Police High Danger Victims Device, the Rockland Law enforcement Section, Boston Police Human Trafficking Activity Force and the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Section.

The “mission” was an attempt “to lessen the demand of professional sexual exploitation happening in Plymouth County,” according to a press launch from Cruz’s business office.

“Investigators posted a professional sexual intercourse ad on the internet, and a police officer functioning undercover posed as a feminine escort,” in accordance to the press release. “A Rockland hotel was utilized as the assembly put.”

4 other adult men were also arrested: Brian Dick, 49 of Abington, James Bi, 35, of Wakefield, Brendan Garafalo, 26, of Lakeville, and Eric VanRiper, 38, of Pembroke.

All five men ended up arraigned Aug. 6 in Hingham District Court, on a person demand just about every of Trafficking of a Human being For Sexual Servitude.

“Each pleaded not guilty and were introduced on their very own personalized recognizances,” according to Cruz’s office environment. “They are up coming scheduled to surface in court docket on Sept. 15.”

In between 8 p.m. and midnight Aug. 5, the 5 adult males, “separately, allegedly contacted the undercover telephone range assigned to the on the web commercial intercourse publish,” according to a push release provided by Plymouth County District Attorney spokeswoman Beth Stone. “The adult males and undercover investigator arranged to fulfill up and trade a sexual act for many financial quantities. The defendants were being then given the area and home variety at the lodge. On arrival at the lodge, the males were positioned beneath arrest and taken into custody.”

Part 50 of the Massachusetts criminal code defines the cost of Trafficking of a Particular person For Sexual Servitude.

“(a) Whoever knowingly: (i) topics, or tries to subject matter, or recruits, entices, harbors, transports, gives or obtains by any signifies, or attempts to recruit, entice, harbor, transportation, supply or obtain by any signifies, yet another human being to engage in business sexual exercise, a sexually-express performance or the production of illegal pornography … shall be responsible of the crime of trafficking of persons for sexual servitude and shall be punished by imprisonment in the condition prison for not fewer than 5 yrs but not extra than 20 decades and by a good of not extra than $25,000.”