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Lowell Man Faces Assault, Promoting Prostitution Charges

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BOSTON (CBS) — A man described by police as a pimp is facing a long list of  charges.

Harold Jack Lucas of Lowell is accused of running a house of prostitution.  Authorities say he preyed on homeless, drug dependent women, providing shelter and feeding their addictions.

In court on Friday, he was arraigned on a number of charges, including assault.

Police say the 57-year-old kicked and punched an  unidentfitied woman, who was among several women they say he enticed into prostitution.

He’s being held on $50,000 cash bail.

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