Milton J. Valencia

Valencia covers the federal courts and law enforcement for the Metro desk. He has been with the Globe since 2007, as a regional reporter and as a general assignment reporter on the morning and night shifts. His stories focus on quality-of-life issues, while also analyzing crime trends and law enforcement policies.

Latest stories

Boston man sentenced to 20 years for sex trafficking

By , Globe Staff

Michael Gemma, 31, was convicted of transporting a teenage girl to New York and New Jersey and selling sex with the girl.

Boston gang-unit officer charged with lying to FBI

By , Globe Staff

The former officer allegedly made false statements related to an investigation into a violent street gang in Roxbury.

Jurors start third day of deliberations in Robel Phillipos trial in US District Court in Boston

By and , Globe Staff

Jurors resumed deliberations Thursday in the trial of Robel Phillipos, a friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who is accused of lying to law enforcement agents during the bombing investigation.

SJC will hear petition to dismiss cases tied to Dookhan

By , Globe Staff

The state’s highest court will consider a request to dismiss the thousands of convictions tied to Annie Dookhan, a disgraced former drug lab chemist.