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Ex-Group Home Worker Indicted on Sex Trafficking Charges



    Youth Group Home in Saugus Under Investigation

    State and federal authorities are investigating a youth group home in Saugus that provides beds for teen boys and girls.

    (Published Thursday, May 17, 2018)

    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.

    New Study Says Beards are 'Dirtier' Than Dogs

    [NATL] New Study Says Beards are 'Dirtier' Than Dogs

    A recent study suggests that a man's beard contains more germs than a dog's fur. All 18 men's beards studied by researchers at Switzerland's Hirslanden Clinic had higher levels of bacteria in them, compared to only 23 out of 30 dogs. Some beards had so much beard bacteria the men could get sick, the study says.

    (Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019)

    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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