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Fall River woman indicted in child trafficking scheme

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A court officer tries to control Olivia Lara, who erupted in screams in a Fall River courtroom Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. A court officer tries to control Olivia Lara, who erupted in screams in a Fall River courtroom Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
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    A court officer tries to control Olivia Lara, who erupted in screams in a Fall River courtroom Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.A court officer tries to control Olivia Lara, who erupted in screams in a Fall River courtroom Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
    The Massachusetts attorney general says authorities arrested a woman and a man in connection with a scheme to traffic children for sex in the Fall River area.
    The Massachusetts attorney general says authorities arrested a woman and a man in connection with a scheme to traffic children for sex in the Fall River area.

A Fall River woman was indicted on charges she sold children for sex, the Massachusetts attorney general said Friday.

Olivia Lara, 38, faces three counts of trafficking in persons under the age of 18 for sexual servitude and three counts of deriving support from a minor prostitute.

Lara's outburst at her arraignment in January after her arrest prompted court officers to clear the courtroom. She hit her head against a wall and threw herself on the floor.

Authorities said Lara would meet "johns" at a Fall River bar and arrange for them to have sex with girls in exchange for money.

Also indicted was Feliciano Ramirez, 30, on one count of child rape. Prosecutors say Ramirez was one of the men who arranged with Lara to have sex with a child.

Lara and Ramirez will be arraigned on the indictments at a later date.

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