Quincy man arrested on charges of offering teenage girls money for sex

A 20-year-old man was arrested Monday night for allegedly approaching two teenage girls in Quincy and offering them money for sex, police said.

Benjamin Chen of Quincy turned himself into police after seeing news coverage that police were searching for him, Quincy police said in a Facebook post.

Chen pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Quincy District Court to enticing a minor, accosting a person of the opposite sex, and soliciting sex for a fee.

His bail was set at $1,000, which he posted, according to Norfolk district attorney’s office spokesman David Traub. While free, Chen is ordered to stay away from victims and witnesses in the case, stay away from anyone under 18 years old excluding relatives, and undergo home confinement while wearing a GPS monitor.


He will return to Quincy District Court on March 30, Traub said.

Chen was accused by two girls in three separate incidents. He allegedly drove up to them, made inappropriate comments, and in one case, got out of his car and ran toward the girl and her friends. The incidents allegedly took place on Jan. 4 and Jan. 9.

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