Sex trafficking

Queens Village man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of teen
Queens Village man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of teen
Police Melissa Chan 7/29/2013 at 5:01PM

A Queens Village man has pleaded guilty to forcing a 15-year-old girl to be his sex slave, the district attorney’s office said. Christopher Whitfield, 25, raped the teen twice and made her have sex with strangers for cash he pocketed, authorities said. The girl had run away from home when Whitfield found her last March. [...]

New campaign to fight sex trafficking in Queens
New campaign to fight sex trafficking in Queens
News Alexa Altman 8/09/2012 at 12:40PM

When Angelina (not her real name) was 17, a man referred to as her “boyfriend” brought her from Honduras to the United States and forced her to work as a prostitute. The teenager endured beatings and abuse for nearly a year before she called the police. Through investigation, authorities discovered Angelina was a victim of [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/05/2012 at 7:13AM

Eight Kilos Of Cocaine Seized In Jackson Heights House Two men were arrested after more than eight kilograms of cocaine were seized from a home in Jackson Heights, Queens last month. Officials say the drugs were found in an apartment on 81st Street month during an investigation by state police. Read more: [NY1] Small Mexican [...]