February 4 2018

Burlington Police Arrest Five Men in Prostitution Sting


The Burlington Police Department conducted an undercover operation that netted five men that were charged with prostitution.

Police Chief Michael R. Kent reports that the department arrested five men during an undercover prostitution sting operation at a Burlington hotel on Friday night.

According to authorities, 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,” the release states. “Over the past six years the Burlington police have arrested more than 46 people in these types of operations.”

The five men arrested are:

George Arkalis, 20, of Burlington

Naren Koya, 28, of Burlington

Christopher O’Connell, 33, of Wilmington

Paul Zagami, 53, of Bedford

Dana Cangiamila, 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.


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