Owner of Perfect Pleasures Escort Service in Windham appears in court accused of threatening client

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff
Posted May 11, 2012, at 5:53 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — The Massachusetts man who owns Perfect Pleasures Escort Service in Windham made his first appearance in U.S. District Court accused of making threatening telephone calls to a client.

Nicholas Enfanto, 52, of Saugus, Mass., is charged with sending interstate communications with the intent to extort.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John H. Rich III ordered that Enfanto be held temporarily without bail pending a detention hearing. A date for that hearing has not been set.

The investigation that led to Enfanto’s arrest on May 4 in Massachusetts began when the Falmouth police on April 26 received a complaint from a man identified as J.D. in court documents. J.D. said that he had used Enfanto’s escort service for at least eight years.

The man told police that he never paid the escorts directly but mailed personal checks to Enfanto’s Saugus, Mass., address, according to court documents. On Feb. 6, Enfanto allegedly sent J.D. a text message on his cellphone that said he owed the owner of the escort service $100,000.

“Enfanto claimed that J.D. had contacted women from the escort service without going through Enfanto, and thus owed Enfanto for the lost business,” said the affidavit filed in federal court in Portland. “Enfanto made it clear that J.D. would be harmed if J.D. did not pay the money.

“J.D. admitted to me that he had met with escorts from the Perfect Pleasures Service without arranging the meetings through Enfanto, as the escorts had approached him on their own. They sold drugs to J.D. and told J.D. they no longer worked for Enfanto.”

J.D. arranged to pay Enfanto $250 per week on the debt by sending him checks or making cash deposits directly into Enfanto’s bank account through a branch in Maine, according to court documents.

“Enfanto never made threats to expose J.D.’s use of cocaine or escorts to anyone; he only threatened physical violence if J.D. did not pay Enfanto,” the complaint said.

J.D. decided to contact police after Enfanto raised his weekly payment to $400 and the threats intensified, according to court documents. Enfanto also allegedly threatened to send a man named Frank to collect from J.D.

Two days before Enfanto was arrested, he sent J.D. a text message at 2:40 a.m. that, according to court documents, read: “‘Hey [J.D.] u hav money 2 pay for the street walkers and u kno what I’m talking about. this is ur last [expletive] chance 2 deposit the $400 2day I know I said I was driving up last nite but for ur sake I had sum biz I had 2 take care down here in Mass. So if u wana keep [expletive] around wit me go ahead cuz Frank gave me the ok 2 handle things. I look forward to seeing u soon!’”

If convicted, Enfanto faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

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