Man Who Organized Sex Trafficking Ring Gets 12 Years
In total, Randy Lamach, 48, of Becket, pleaded guilty to 23 counts including nine of trafficking a person for sexual servitude, seven of deriving support from prostitution, two of enticing a child under 16 and one count each of rape, witness intimidation, conspiracy, open and gross lewdness and disseminating harmful material to a minor.
According to a release from the District Attorney, the laundry list of disturbing charges stem primarily from the role that Lambach played in orchestrating a sex ring based out of Pittsfield for at least five years.
In court, Lambach admitted that he preyed on women who were drug addicts, homeless or both, with promises of money they could earn prostituting themselves, most of which he would keep. He would share their photos with potential clients in online ads and drive to and from various locations throughout the county.
According to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office, the witness intimidation charges stem from a woman who Lambach tried to recruit. After she turned him down he threatened her if she was ever to go to the authorities. The rape charges stem from a woman he lured to a remote location, gave drugs to then forced her to pay for the drugs with sex.
Judge John Agostini agreed with the joint sentencing recommendation reached between the District Attorney's Office and Lambach's attorney and sentenced Lambach to 10 to 12 years in prison, followed by 10 years of probation. The terms of that probation require that Lambach register with the sex offender registry board, have no contact with any of the women, have no contact with children under the age of 18, complete sex offender evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, complete mental health evaluation and comply with all treatment recommendations, complete drug and alcohol evaluation and follow all treatment guidelines, comply with drug screens, and not purchase, possess or consume any regulated drugs without a valid prescription.
Human trafficking is one of the world's fastest growing criminal activities, operating on the same scale as the illegal trade of guns and drugs, and this case demonstrates that human trafficking occurs right here in our community...My office is working with law enforcement to empower sex trafficking victims who are often vulnerable women who are preyed upon by greedy and brutal people. We are grateful for the diligent collaboration with the Pittsfield Police Department in holding this perpetrator accountable and making our community safer for women and girls.
District Attorney Andrea Harrington
Lambach will serve his sentence at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction. He was given credit for 762 days of time already served in custody.