Six indicted for forcing runaway teen into prostitution: Officials
Six people have been indicted on charges they kidnapped, raped and forced a Long Island runaway teen into prostitution, officials announced Thursday.
The unidentified 15-year-old and a friend were allegedly picked up last month in Brooklyn by Junior Goldring, 23, and another thug that cops are still searching for, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
While the unidentified girl’s friend was allowed to leave the Ozone Park home the group of 20-somethings had broken into, Gary Council — the lead defendant — wouldn’t let her go. He allegedly grabbed her by the arm, saying, “You’re not going anywhere. You are going to stay here and make my money.”
Between Feb. 6 and 11, she was subjected to a “nightmarish ordeal,” Brown said, including being gang-raped, forced to work as a prostitute and made to take Ecstasy pills.
The girl escaped on Feb. 12, when Council, 22, told her to go across the street to pick something up from a store, officials said.
Council faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted. The other five face between 15 and 25 years.