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Berkshire DA Secures Convictions In Sexual Assault, Trafficking Cases

The door of the Berkshire District Attorney's office.
Josh Landes
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WAMC

This week, the Berkshire County District Attorney’s office announced two convictions related to human trafficking and rape.

The DA says Becket resident Randy Lambach, 47, pleaded guity to nine counts of human trafficking, seven counts of deriving support from prostitution, and single counts of intimidation of a witness, and conspiracy.

“Mr. Lambach coerced women in Pittsfield – a lot of them struggling with opiate use disorder, a lot of them homeless – and basically forced them into a sex trafficking case,” said Andy McKeever, a spokesman for DA Andrea Harrington.

Lambach was sentenced to 10 to 12 years in state prison followed by a decade of probation. The same day, the DA says 51-year-old Pittsfielder Anthony Miller was convicted on a number charges related to rape. He was sentenced to state prison for 12 to 18 years.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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