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The grand jury claimed Cyr “did knowingly employ, use, persuade, induce, entice, and coerce“ the victims will speak to engage in “sexually explicit conduct,” according to the indictment. She was ordered to forfeit two iPhones to the government. The items either contained the sexual abuse imagery in question, showed her profiting from the content or was used or intended to be used to commit the offenses, the indictment said. The Fall River woman is expected to make an initial appearance in federal court in Boston at a later date. She is currently in state custody, according to Lelling’s office. The case was brought to court as part of Project Safe Childhood . In 2006, the U.S. Department of Justice created the nationwide initiative to protect children from exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S.

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He’s replacing Brian Shortsleeve, a venture capitalist and former MBTA general manager, who left the board over the summer and also tended to focus on the T’s budget during board meetings. Sullivan also formerly worked as the head of the state’s affordable housing agency, MassHousing, and joins the agency’s current director, Chrystal Kornegay, on the MBTA board. Sullivan will face a major vote almost immediately: The board is scheduled to decide in December on the package of service cuts, which would close the ferry system, reduce train frequencies, end weekend commuter rail service, eliminate some bus routes, and end all service earlier each night. He seemed relieved by a plan to push this vote back a week, from Dec. 7 to Dec. 14. “There’s no way I’m not going to ask for more time,” Sullivan said at his first board meeting Monday. Despite the frequent churn of MBTA general managers in Baker’s first term, the board has been remarkably stable. Sullivan is just the eighth person to serve on the body since it was created by the Legislature in 2015 to provide emergency oversight to the troubled agency; one of the former members, Steve Poftak, has now been the T’s general manager for nearly two years. The board is scheduled to dissolve next summer. MBTA Transit Police will now be distributing masks to T riders, the latest move in the agency’s initiative to ensure all passengers cover their faces.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/11/28/metro/virus-surges-traffic-mbta-ridership-are-stalling-again/