Julie Moya, a 47 year old alleged madam of a high-priced prostitution ring that prosecutors said used underage girls and supplied drugs for customers, was arraigned on charges of promoting prostitution and bail was set at $500,000. Moya denies that she hired underage girls. Assistant District Attorney Matthew Bassiur said She personally supplied a 15 year old with a fake New York State identification card. He said the girl was told to use the ID card if any customer questioned her age and she was ordered to be a thoroughbred
A French court convicted 62 men and women yesterday in a mass trial and sentenced some of them to as much as 28 years in prison for their roles in a network that raped and prostituted children. Up to 45 children were raped or sexually assaulted between 1999 and 2002. The children were between the ages of 6 months and 14 years old. They were raped and abused by parents, grandparents or acquaintances in a working class neighborhood. The court sentenced a defendant known only as Philippe V. to 28
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Asker Mammedov, a 31 year old former Olympic wrestler from Azerbaijan, forced women from hishomeland to work as prostitutes in Brooklyn. At least one of the sex slaves imported was only 16.He was arraigned in federal court on March 18. He denied the charges and was ordered held withoutbail.
Edward Figueroa, a 23 year old ex-convict, was indicted yesterday on charges that he repeatedly had sex with an underage girl while lending her to a brothel for a daily fee. He pleaded not guilty during his arraignment. According to the 15-page indictment, he was charged with promoting prostitution; 21 counts of criminal sex acts; 18 counts of rape; and one count each of intimidating and tampering with a witness. Figueroa allegedly got paid daily for renting the girl to Julie Moya, who is facing charges that she operated a
Barrington Heffenden, a 30 year old Queens man, is facing 25 years in prison for allegedly raping, beating and then enslaving two teenage runaway girls, ages 13 and 15. Heffenden, of 114-22 158th Street in Jamaica, was arraigned Friday on kidnapping, sexual assault and promoting prostitution charges. He repeatedly sexually attacked and beat the girls and then forced them for perform various acts with scores of male customers. He has been denied bail and will next appear in court on January 28.