Wayne Taylor, 35 of Queens, and Zelika Brown, of 173-37 Vaswani Ave. in Jamaica, were arrested Jan. 29 and indicted the next day on charges of kidnapping, promoting prostitution, assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Brown and Taylor, a 14-year veteran of the NYPD, allegedly bought a runaway 13-year-old Brooklyn girl from a suspected pimp last month and forced her to perform lewd sexual acts for money at parties across the city, according to Brown."This is every parent and child's worst nightmare - made even more frightening by the fact that one of the defendants is a police officer who swore to uphold the law and protect the community he serves," he said in a statement.Krystal Tudy, 18, of 102-47 187th St., who the DA said was also pimped by the pair and asked to look after the victim, was charged with promoting prostitution, assault and endangering the welfare of a child. All three pleaded not guilty and could each face up to 25 years in prison if convicted.Taylor and Brown were held on $250,000 bail while Judge Gene Lopez set bail at $50,000 for Tudy. Taylor, who worked in the NYPD's Housing Bureau in Queens and the Bronx, was suspended without pay, police said.Calls from the defendants' attorneys were not returned as of press time.Tudy was ordered to return to court on Feb. 13 while Taylor and Brown were set to return on Feb. 14.The alleged prostitution was uncovered early last week when the victim returned to her Brooklyn home and told her parents what Taylor, Brown and Tudy allegedly did to her. After running away on Jan. 10, the unidentified girl met a woman named Drama, who offered to get her into the business of dancing for money at parties, according to testimony.Drama later sold the girl to Brown, aka Mommy Z, for $500 to work as a prostitute for herself and Taylor, whom she claimed was her husband, DA Brown said.Taylor allegedly instructed the girl to tell her clients that she was 19 and that they would have to pay $40 for oral sex and $80 for sexual intercourse. Brown and Taylor took the girl to several parties across the city between Jan. 10 and Jan. 27 to perform the sexual acts for pay with approximately 20 men, according to the DA.While the victim was living at Brown's Jamaica residence, her alleged pimps slammed her head into the floor, accusing her of not making enough money at a party, the DA said. Tudy allegedly punched the victim on one occasion for talking too much to her customers and gave her a black eye on another occasion for not behaving properly, according to the DA.Taylor allegedly warned the victim if she did not earn enough money to pay off the $500 he spent on her, or if she tried to escape, he would force her to prostitute herself by walking the streets, the DA said.Residents who live near Brown's two-family residence said they did notsocialize with her or Taylor, but were shocked when they learned about the alleged sexual activity."It's a shame that they did that to the little girl," said neighbor Syriat Fanahan.After Taylor and Brown sold her to an unidentified individual, the victim escaped, returned home and called the police. Officers arrested the trio as they were on the way to a sex party at a hotel near John F. Kennedy Airport, police said.Brown, who has a tattoo on her back that reads "Wayne," allegedly told police that she was running a prostitution business while Taylor watched out for her call girls.Reach reporter Ivan Pereira by e-mail at ipereira@t
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