Witness in Jasiel Correia trial charged with sex crimes

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Brian Bairos, right, was arraigned in Brockton Superior Court Wednesday morning, June 29, 2022.
Brian Bairos, right, was arraigned in Brockton Superior Court Wednesday morning, June 29, 2022.

A pot vendor who was a witness in the marijuana extortion case against former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia was arraigned Wednesday morning in Brockton Superior Court on sex crime charges. Brian Bairos, 43, was indicted on charges of sex trafficking, two counts of sexual contact with an animal and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. In court, he pleaded not guilty to each of the charges. Read more about this bizarre, disturbing story. 

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This article originally appeared on The Herald News: Witness in Jasiel Correia trial charged with sex crimes