Two men have been indicted on charges they trafficked young women, including minors, for sex at a house in Dennis and at hotels on Cape Cod and in the Boston area, according to a statement from Attorney General Maura Healey’s office.
Patrick McDowell, 52, of Dennis, and Jayquan “JQ” Monteiro, 24, of Dorchester, were indicted Thursday by a statewide grand jury on multiple charges out of Barnstable and Suffolk counties, the statement says.
McDowell was charged with trafficking of persons for sexual servitude (two counts in Suffolk, five counts in Barnstable); sex for a fee (two counts in Suffolk, six counts in Barnstable); conspiracy to traffic persons for sexual servitude (one count in each county); and one count of assault and battery from Barnstable.
Out of Suffolk he also faces one count each of posing a child in a state of nudity, enticement of a child and dissemination of matter harmful to a minor, the statement says.
Monteiro was charged in Barnstable County with one count each of trafficking of persons for sexual servitude, deriving support from prostitution and assault and battery. He also faces one count in each county of conspiracy to traffic persons for sexual servitude, according to the statement.
The attorney general’s Human Trafficking Division joined an investigation in January that was referred by the Dennis and Randolph police departments. The investigation showed that between October and January, McDowell arranged for commercial sexual activity at his house in Dennis and at hotels on the Cape and around Boston, the statement says. He would supply the victims with narcotics and texted photos of his genitals, the statement says.
McDowell met some of the women and girls through Monteiro, who acted as a pimp, brought some victims to the Cape and received money from McDowell, according to the statement. McDowell also regularly paid for the victims’ transportation, the statement says.
McDowell and Monteiro also each struck one of the victims in separate incidents, the statement says.
McDowell was arrested Friday by Dennis and state police and arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on charges stemming from that county, the statement says. Bail was set at $100,000 cash, and a condition of his release was that he stay away from all victims, witnesses and co-defendants in the case.
He will be arraigned later in Barnstable Superior Court on the Cape charges, the statement says.
Monteiro was arrested in March and arraigned in district court as part of the investigation, the statement says. He is being held on $20,000 cash bail and will be arraigned in superior courts in both counties later.