A Boston man has been indicted on charges of human trafficking, rape and witness intimidation in connection with supplying multiple women with drugs and trafficking them for commercial sex in communities across the state, including Brookline Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.
A Statewide Grand Jury indicted Hendricks Mario Berdet (aka “Capo,” aka “Supa Capo,” aka “Supa Mario”), 31, on charges of Trafficking in Persons for Sexual Servitude, Rape, Deriving Support from Prostitution, and Intimidation of a Witness.
“Ending the sexual exploitation of human beings is one of my office’s highest priorities,” said Healey. “In the midst of a deadly and widespread opioid epidemic, we continue to find individuals preying upon those struggling with addiction.”
Berdet was originally arrested on February 14, 2017 in Medford by Boston Police and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the AG’s Human Trafficking Division, with assistance from Medford Police and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
The AG’s Office began an investigation in November 2016 along with the Boston Police Department’s Human Trafficking Unit and HSI after the matter was referred by department.
The investigation revealed that Berdet allegedly supplied multiple women with drugs, including heroin and cocaine, in exchange for engaging in commercial sexual activity for his personal profit.