Investigation Update: At about 9:15 AM on Thursday, August 19, 2021, officers of the Quincy Police Department located and arrested Javann Hall, 36, of Quincy.

At the time of his arrest, Hall was wanted in connection to an aggravated assault of an adult male victim that occurred at about 2:36 AM on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, in the area of Washington Street and Vernon Street in Boston. Detectives launched an investigation, leading to the identification of the suspects and the issuance of an arrest warrant sought out of Roxbury District Court. Hall was arrested on charges of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. Britt was arrested on charges of Accessory after the Fact.

Investigators assigned to the Boston Police Department (BPD) Human Trafficking Unit, the Massachusetts State Police High Risk Victims Unit, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, the BPD Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, the BPD Youth Violence Strike Force, and the Quincy Police Department conducted an investigation where they were able to identify a Human Trafficking survivor and the victim’s exploiter. This culminated in the suspect, Hall’s arrest on the Roxbury warrant. Detectives executed a search warrant on the suspect's address, which resulted in probable cause to charge him with: Trafficking of a Person for Sexual Servitude, and Deriving Support from Prostitution. 

Detectives assigned to Human Trafficking Unit continue to reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this arrest and are urging anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact 617) 343-6533.  

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word 'TIP' to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.