Two indicted for kidnapping, sex trafficking in heinous West Side case
Two men are accused of raping and forcing a woman into prostitution while they held her captive for two days in a Manhattan apartment, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's office.
Benjamin Gaston, 36, and Johnny Jackson, 53, are accused of taking the 28-year-old woman to an apartment on West 92nd Street last November, where they allegedly threatened her and took her ID, cellphone and cash, according to the DA's office. The men were charged with kidnapping, sex trafficking and rape, among other charges, and each face up to 25 years to life in prison.
Attorneys for Gaston and Jackson were unavailable for comment.