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October 25, 2012

Clown arrested for attempting to solicit sex at rest area

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Since 1992, Total Entertainment has provided clowns, mimes, magicians, pirates, stilt walkers and other entertainers for birthday parties, festivals and events. The business also offers bouncy houses, table games, costumes, DJs and sports inflatables. Over the years, clients have included the Massachusetts State Police, Verizon, Partners Healthcare and Fidelity Investments. Total Entertainment is located at 123 Liberty St. and is owned by Danvers resident Richard Kraby.

In 2009, Vosolo was the subject of a background check by the Essex County Probation Department after he agreed to allow a former Salem resident, Nicolas Pratt, who was accused of shaking his then 6-month-old son, to live with him. Pratt also worked at Total Entertainment, where Vosolo was listed in court documents as his supervisor.

Every da,y thousands of motorists, including families, truck drivers and commuters stop at one of the dozens of rest areas that dot the Massachusetts interstate highway system. Much to the concern of the state police, rest stops and truck-weighing stations are also popular places for men and women to engage in sexual activity of all persuasions, according to state police.

Ensuring motorists can safely grab a bite to eat, use the restrooms or take a quick nap without fear is a priority of the state police. To curb such activity, state police cruisers regularly patrol the network of rest stops and truck stations looking not only for those having sex, but also individuals selling or using drugs, drinking in public and partaking in other illegal or illicit behavior, State Police spokesman David Procopio said.

“People know the state police are nearby,” Procopio said.

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