The Massachusetts property owner manages 32 properties, six of which have been cited for poor conditions or code violations, according to a report.
Relying on allegations that the properties threatened public safety, prosecutors fashioned a claim that the condition of the property rose to the level of a crime against children. The judge, however, did not buy the argument.
The prosecuting attorney told reporters that the facts presented in this case were more than enough to support a standard legal complaint.
City officials responded by vowing to inspect more of the landlord’s properties, according to the report.
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