MSP AND BPD HUMAN TRAFFICKING UNITS ARREST MAN FOR IMPERSONATING A POLICE OFFICER

By Massachusetts State Police

The Massachusetts State Police High Risk Victims Unit, in conjunction with the Boston Police Human Trafficking Task Force and other BPD officers, conducted operations in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard in Boston, resulting in the arrests of two men attempting to pay women for sexual acts.

One of the men arrested, MOHAMMED ELAWAD, also claimed to his victim that he was a state trooper and threatened to arrest her if she did not comply with his demands. The victim was able to flee from ELAWAD’s vehicle.

After ELAWAD’s arrest, Troopers and Officers located evidence in his car corroborating the allegation that he was falsely claiming to be a law enforcement officer, including police stickers and certain clothing.

ELAWAD, 30, of Norwood was charged with paying for sexual conduct and impersonating a police officer.

Also arrested in the same operation was CHARLES SAIA, 70, of Waltham, who was charged with paying for sexual conduct, distribution of a class B narcotic, and possession of a class B narcotic.

Both men were booked at Boston Police District 2 and were scheduled to be arraigned today. Arraignment results will be released by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office later this afternoon.

ELAWAD’s booking photo is included in this post. Members of the public should be aware that he has no affiliation with any law enforcement agency.

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