Officials: Pizza Shop Owner Tried to Recruit Teen for Prostitution


The owner of a Wayland, Massachusetts, pizza parlor has been charged with trying to recruit a 19-year-old woman into prostitution.

Prosecutors say 65-year-old Michael Giakoumakis told the woman, a former employee of Liberty Pizza, she could make $300 to $450 for six hours of work if she had sex with married men for money.

Wayland Police

The MetroWest Daily News reports that police had the woman wear an audio device so detectives could listen to a meeting she had with Giakoumakis in which he described the "job."

He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday to soliciting sex for a fee. Bail was set at $500 and he was ordered to surrender his passport.

His lawyer called him a "fixture" in the community who is not a flight risk.

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