A sports reporter accused of running a prostitution business in Massachusetts is facing seven new charges, including a witness-intimidation count.

The Salem News reports that Massachusetts prosecutors said in documents filed Thursday that Kevin Provencher told two women who allegedly worked for him as prostitutes that his lawyer would "tear them apart" in the media if they spoke to police.

Provencher was also indicted on six new prostitution-related counts. He was initially arrested in July on two counts of deriving support from a prostitute.

The 51-year-old Provencher worked for the New Hampshire Union Leader for 23 years, but no longer works there.

His lawyer did not immediately return a message left at her office Friday morning.