Berkshire DA Secures Conviction In Pittsfield Human Trafficking Case
From the Berkshire County Districts Attorneys office.
Randy Lambach, 47, of Becket pled guilty in Berkshire Superior Court on Monday to nine counts of human trafficking, seven counts of deriving support from prostitution, and single counts of intimidation of a witness, and conspiracy.
Judge John Agostini sentenced him to 10 to 12 years in state prison and ten years’ probation afterward.
Lambach pled guilty to two counts of enticing a child under the age of 16, and single counts of open and gross lewdness, dissemination of harmful matter to a minor. Agostini ordered him to serve five years concurrently and placed on an additional five years’ probation. Lambach also pled guilty to a single count of rape. Agostini ordered him to serve five to seven years in state prison, concurrently.
The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office praises the significant effort of the Pittsfield Police Department for its lengthy investigation into the trafficking operation. The charges date back to 2014 and for years Lambach coerced women into forced prostitution.
District Attorney Andrea Harrington said:
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.