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Queens men convicted in pimping of teen girl: DA

Two men from eastern Quuens are convicted of forcing a 14-year-old girl into prostitution.
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Two Queens men have been convicted of kidnapping, raping and pimping of a 14-year-old runaway girl, the Queens district attorney said.

DA Richard Brown announced that Differson Legrand, 39, of 99th Avenue in Queens Village and Chilo Petit, 36, of 170th Street in St. Albans were convicted Aug. 30 of second-degree kidnapping and promoting prostituting after a two-week trial before Queens Supreme Court Justice Stephanie Zaro, who set sentencing for Sept.13.

Each defendant faces up to 25 years in prison.

According to trial testimony, the victim ran away from home and became involved in a sexual relationship with Petit in the fall of 2014 through June 2015. During this time, Petit took the victim to Legrand’s residence, locked her in a room and continued to have sex with her before having her engage in prostitution, prosecutors said.

When the victim refused to “work,” Legrand grabbed her by the neck, punched her in the face and told her she had no choice but to work and make money for him. She escaped and eventually contacted her mother.

Updated 1:28 pm, September 15, 2017
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William from Queens says:
Unfortunately for the poor child the two men were no doubt known predators and child-traffickers Bill Clinton and John Podesta.
Sept. 13, 2017, 5:03 am
Aurea says:
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Sept. 14, 2017, 10:58 pm
Rufuss K from Queens says:
Ive known petit for years, This is crazy bcuz he would never hit a woman, Nor rape. He was well known and very kind. The woman he dated was beautiful. He catered to her every whims and in return she made sure he went in a positive direction. He change everything about himself. He wanted his life on track, he was working, being there for his kids and saying off the street.
Ppl watch who u affiliate yourself with. If one of the ppl u kno act out of character and u know about it ,ur going down. It doesnt matter Whether you did it or not. You were there!!
Sept. 19, 2017, 7:04 am

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