By Cedric Trahan –
After a two year investigation that began in 2018, Mass State Police with the Worcester Police and Northborough Police have arrested John B. Clayton 4th, 63, of Northborough on seven counts of trafficking a person for sexual servitude, two counts of rape, and two counts of intimidation of a witness.
During the investigation multiple women were identified who were targeted, manipulated, and exploited by Clayton. The women were allegedly preyed upon by Clayton, were drug-addicted, engaged in prostitution, isolated from support, and had very little financial means.
The case is being prosecuted by the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office and Clayton was arraigned Tuesday in Worcester Superior Court where he pleaded not guilty and a judge ordered a $15,000 cash bail.
Clayton taught in Worcester Public Schools for 10 years and for the past four years has been an adjunct faculty member at Quinsigamond Community College who in a statement said, “Mr. Clayton was employed periodically as an adjunct instructor at Quinsigamond Community College since 2015, but is no longer employed by QCC in any capacity.”