Ex-Group Home Worker Indicted on Sex Trafficking Charges

A Massachusetts woman has been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly sex trafficking a minor at the group home where she worked.

Ashley Goodrich, 27, of Lynn, was indicted Thursday on multiple charges, including four counts of trafficking a minor for sexual servitude and four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Friday.

She is expected to be arraigned at a later date in Suffolk and Worcester counties; it's unclear if she has an attorney.

Goodrich is accused of posting online ads offering sex for money, and then driving a minor to sexual encounters in Boston and Worcester. She allegedly coordinated the appointments when the unidentified victim had run away from the group home.

NBC10 Boston exclusively reported in May that the Saugus group home where Goodrich used to work at abruptly shut down after state and federal investigators were at the scene. The group home, which was operated by Eliot Community Human Services, has not reopened since being shut down.

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