BURLINGTON, MA — Burlington Police Chief Michael R. Kent reports that the Burlington Police Department arrested five men during an undercover prostitution sting operation on Friday night.
The Burlington police detective unit, in conjunction with officers from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office and the New England Electronic Crimes Task Force, conducted a reverse sting operation at a local hotel to target potential customers for prostitution.
Similar to operations conducted in the past, these investigations are done in an effort to stop human trafficking and disrupt the relentless cycle of harm caused by the sex trade.
Over the past six years, the Burlington police have arrested more than 46 people in these types of operations.
- George Arkalis, age 20, of Burlington
- Naren Koya, age 28, of Burlington
- Christopher O’Connell, age 33, of Wilmington
- Paul Zagami, age 53, of Bedford
- Dana Cangiamila, age 50, of Billerica
All five men are charged with Sexual Conduct for a Fee. Cangiamila is also charged with Possession of a Class B Substance and a warrant out of Haverhill District Court for motor vehicle offenses.
All five suspects are scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Woburn District Court.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.
(NOTE: The above press release is from the Burlington Police Department via John Guilfoil Public Relations.)