Alleged Male Prostitute Nabbed in Devereux Beach Parking Lot

Local police officers arrested a Marblehead man at Devereux Beach Friday morning and charged him with allegedly offering to perform sexual acts on an undercover officer for $60.

A Marblehead man arrested for allegedly offering to perform sexual acts for a fee in the parking lot of Devereux Beach Friday morning was arraigned in court Tuesday afternoon.

Benjamin M. Walsh, 26, of 57 Maverick St., Marblehead, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Lynn District Court to a charge of offering to engage in sexual conduct for a fee.

On Nov.29, while perusing Craigslist personal ads for criminal activity, Marblehead Detective Sgt. Sean Sweeney came across an ad placed by a Marblehead man who was offering to perform oral sex for money, according to court documents.

After replying to the personal ad, Sweeney said he received an email back from someone claiming to be named Brandon Cox, who agreed to meet him in the rear parking lot at Devereux Beach at 11 a.m.

At 11 a.m., Walsh reportedly met Sweeney in a vehicle parked in the back of the lot and offered to perform oral sex on him for $60, according to Sweeney's report.

Judge James Lamothe ordered Walsh released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to return to court for a pretrial hearing on Jan. 29

Sean Ward December 05, 2012 at 12:47 AM
We should legalize prostitution and tax the holy living heck out of it.
Lemmy Caution December 06, 2012 at 05:45 PM
I thought this stuff only happened at The Riptide - Marblehead's Premier Mustache and Leather Bar!
Amy Malkoff December 07, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Agreed, Sean. Who cares? It's not anyone else's business.
st December 11, 2012 at 02:41 AM
he's my best friend... and he's the most amazing, caring, and loveable person ive ever been gifted enough to meet. everyone goes through hard times and this was one of his.. nobody has any right to judge anybody else. I say everyone deal with your own problems and realize that everyone makes mistakes and everyone has regrets.
Dirk Diggler December 14, 2012 at 09:38 PM
bet sweeney caught that buff before he booked him


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