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October 25, 2012

Police: Clown tried to solicit sex at rest area


Since 1992, Total Entertainment has provided clowns, mimes, magicians, pirates, stilt walkers and other entertainers for birthday parties, festivals and events. They also offer bounce houses, table games, costumes, disc jockeys and sports inflatables.

Over the years, clients have included the Massachusetts State Police, Verizon, Partners Healthcare and Fidelity Investments. Total Entertainment is 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, Nicholas Pratt, who was accused of shaking his then-6-month-old son, to live with him. Pratt also worked at Total Entertainment, and Vosolo was listed in court documents as his supervisor.

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

Ensuring that 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 selling or using drugs, drinking in public, and other illegal or illicit behavior, Procopio said.

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

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