Maine Man Pleads Guilty to Driving to Georgetown for Sex with 13-Year-old Girl, Possessing Child Porn

A 30-year-old Maine man pleaded guilty last week in federal court to traveling to Georgetown for sex he believed would be with a 13-year-old girl and possessing 7,000 images and videos of child pornography. Patrick Plummer, of Parsonsfield, Maine, pleaded guilty to attempted enticement of a minor, intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a person under 18 years of age and transportation of child pornography. U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper scheduled sentencing for Dec. 20. Plummer was arrested and charged in January 2021 and subsequently indicted the following month

“Protecting the safety, innocence and wellbeing of our children is some of the most important work we do,” said U.S. Attorney Rachael S. Rollins.

Judge Sentences Lawrence Man Who Made Fentanyl Drug Deal in Haverhill to 10 Years in Prison

A 26-year-old Lawrence man, who was arrested two years ago for negotiating the sale of the deadly drug fentanyl at an unnamed Haverhill restaurant, was sentenced to a decade in prison. Jefri Paulino was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV recently to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release. Paulino pleaded guiltylast October to possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl and cocaine and unlawful reentry of a deported alien. He has been in federal custody since his arrest. According to U.S. Attorney Rachael S. Rollins’ office, in September 2020, Paulino agreed to sell a confidential informant approximately one kilogram of fentanyl and 50 grams of cocaine at a restaurant in Haverhill.

Grand Jury Indicts Man in 36-Year-Old Cold Case Murder of North Andover Woman

A 62-year-old man, already in prison for a 2008 conviction, was indicted Wednesday and charged with the strangling death of a 20-year-old North Andover woman in June 1986. Essex County District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett said an Essex County Grand Jury indicted John Carey, who turns 63 on Sept. 3, after hearing evidence in the 36-year-old cold case. Claire Gravel, a Salem State College student, was found dead Sunday, June 30, 1986 after having gone the night before to Major Magleashes’ Pub on Washington Street in Salem with members of her softball team. “For 36 years, Claire Gravel’s family and friends have had nothing but questions about her death,” Blodgett said.

Haverhill Police Accuse 31-Year-Old Haverhill Man of Tire Slashing Spree in Bradford

A 31-year-old Haverhill man was arraigned in Haverhill District Court on charges he slashed the tires of at least 29 of his neighbors’ cars a little more than a week ago. Haverhill Police said as many as 46 vehicles were damaged over several days. Michael M. McLaughlin, of 3 S. Lincoln St., was charged with 30 counts of malicious damage to motor vehicles in the Bradford section of the city. He appeared before Judge Cesar A. Archilla and was ordered to return to court tomorrow for a pre-trial hearing. McLaughlin was released on $500 bail.

Methuen Police Motorcycle Crackdown Nets Arrest of Lawrence Woman After Her Bike Stalls

Methuen Police arrested a Lawrence woman last Friday as part of the city’s crackdown on motorcyclists’ “dangerous maneuvers” and failure to stop for police. Police said Limarie Brito was arrested Friday night at the intersection of Broadway and Center Street. She was charged with operating to endanger, failure to stop for a police officer, marked lanes violation and failure to stop for a red light. The department said the incident began when Sgt. David Souther saw a large group of motorcycles and dirt bikes driving in “an extremely reckless manner by passing cars while riding on the wrong side of the road and riding wheelies.  Motorcycles refused to stop for Souther, but he followed the group at a distance until Brito’s motorcycle stalled at an intersection.

N.H. Officials Say Evidence Suggests Five-Year-Old Girl with Haverhill Ties was Murdered in 2019

New Hampshire officials said Thursday they believe a five-year-old girl with Haverhill ties was murdered in 2019. N.H. Attorney General John M. Formella, Manchester, N.H., Police Chief Allen D. Aldenberg, and U.S. Marshal Enoch F. Willard said in a joint statement that Harmony Montgomery was murdered in Manchester in early December, 2019. “While Harmony’s remains have not yet been located, multiple sources of investigative information, including biological evidence, lead to this conclusion. As a result, this is now a homicide investigation. Investigators continue to look into the circumstances of Harmony’s murder and search for her remains,” they said.

Lawrence Man Gets 25-27-Year Prison Sentence for Rape and Death of Haverhill Sixth Grader

The Lawrence man charged with the rape and death of a Haverhill sixth grader in 2018 pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced to 25-27 years in prison. Lawrence Superior Court Judge Janice Howe accepted the guilty plea of 62-year-old Miguel Rivera to charges of manslaughter, aggravated rape of a child by force and distribution of class E drugs. Consentino School student Precious Wallaces died Dec. 18, 2018 after falling ill three days earlier while visiting her uncle, Rivera, in Lawrence. “This was a senseless killing of a child that robbed the victim’s family and friends of the opportunity to watch her grow up,” said Essex County District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett.

Police Arrest Former Haverhill Man Accused of Failing to Register as a Sex Offender in Maine

A former Haverhill resident was charged with failing to register as a sex offender after he moved to Fryeburg, Maine, more than a year ago. U.S. Attorney Rachael S. Rollins and Acting U.S. Marshal Douglas Bartlett said Wednesday 53-year-old Frank Boyd is in state custody awaiting trial on state charges and will appear in federal court in Boston at a later date. Court documents show Boyd was a Level 3 sex offender after being convicted of sex offenses against children in 2001 and 2009. He is required to register as a sex offender and update his registration any time he moves or changes employment. In 2020, Boyd registered as a sex offender and listed a Haverhill address as his residence.