Police arrest four people after posing as escort services


The Southborough Police department will soon have two new portable radios to help improve communication. (Photo/Dakota Antelman)
(Photo/Dakota Antelman)

SOUTHBOROUGH – Four people are facing charges after law enforcement posed on escort services online.

Newash Ghishing, 23, of Worcester; Joshua Young, 47, of Hudson; Bryan Anderson, 35, of Marlborough; and a fourth man have all been charged with sexual conduct for a fee.

According to the statement of probable cause filed in Westborough District Court against Ghishing, the Southborough, Westborough and Northborough police departments along with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and Massachusetts State Police conducted what was described as a mission to reduce the demand of commercial sexual exploitation on Feb. 1.

According to court documents, police posed as escorts online, and a Southborough hotel was used for the operation.

In a press release, Southborough police said the four individuals responded to the advertisement and were arrested and charged when they arrived at the hotel.

In Ghishing’s case, he allegedly texted a number and made an agreement for a “quick visit” for $150.

According to court documents, Ghishing arrived at the hotel at about 3:35 p.m. and was taken into custody when he knocked on the door. Police wrote that Ghishing had $10 on his person.

Southborough police said the four were scheduled for arraignment in Westborough District Court on Feb. 2.

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