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3 charged with online soliciting of sex acts

Officers posed as 15-year-old girl

By Matt Rocheleau
Globe Correspondent / November 7, 2011

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Three Boston area men have been arrested after each agreed to partake in various sex acts with a person they met online and thought was a 15-year-old girl, police said yesterday.

Daniel Klim, 38, of Cambridge; John Nguyen, 24, of Randolph; and John Caputo, 63, of South Boston were arrested Saturday on charges of soliciting sex for a fee and enticing minors, according to a police statement. The men were acting separately, police said. They will be arraigned today in Dorchester District Court.

Undercover officers and detectives from the Human Trafficking Division of the Family Justice Center posed as a 15-year-old girl in online exchanges with the three, police said.

Each of the men then “knowingly agreed’’ to meet with the person they believed was an underage girl “with the intent of engaging in various sexual activities,’’ police said.

When the three men arrived separately at the arranged meeting location, they were arrested by officers shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday. Beforehand, police had obtained the identities of the men who had made online contact with the officers posing as a 15-year-old.

“The Boston Police Human Trafficking Unit is committed to ending exploitation of young women and will continue to be proactive in doing this by continuously seeking various ways to address this issue,’’ the statement said.

Matt Rocheleau can be reached at mjrochele@gmail.com.