Sportswriter Busted for Prostitution Faces 7 New Charges

By: A sports reporter for New Hampshire?s largest newspaper accused in July of running a prostitution business out of a Massachusetts hotel is facing seven new charges, including witness intimidation.

The Salem News reports that Massachusetts prosecutors said in documents filed Thursday that Kevin Provencher told two women who allegedly worked for him as prostitutes that his lawyer would "tear them apart" in the media if they spoke to police.

Provencher was also indicted on two counts each of deriving support from a prostitute, procuring a person to practice prostitution and soliciting for a prostitute. He was initially arrested on two counts of deriving support from a prostitute.

The 51-year-old Provencher worked for the New Hampshire Union Leader for 23 years before he was suspended.

His lawyer could not immediately be reached.


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