Teen runaway rescued after forced into prostitution in Queens

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A 14-year-old runway was kept inside a Queens home where she was allegedly raped, beaten and forced into prostitution for several months, according to court records.

After the girl went missing, in November she was introduced to the suspects, records said. When she refused to choose which pimp she wanted to work for as a prostitute, she was held against her will at a residence on 107th Avenue in Jamaica.

During the time she was held at the home, in addition to the prostitution, she was allegedly beaten and forced to have sex with one of her captors,  according to court documents.

On Feb. 3 she was moved to a home on 177th Street. That day, the girl was able to call her grandmother and 9-1-1, which led to her rescue.

Stephen Garrison, also known, as “Fresh,” Lindsay Archibald, also known as, “Touch”  and Quanesha Hunte, also known as “Peaches,” were arrested and charged with multiple offenses, including sex trafficking, promoting prostitution, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal possession of a weapon, court records said.