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Jamaica man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of teen girl: DA

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A 29-year-old man from Jamaica pleaded guilty last week to sex trafficking a 14-year-old girl into prostitution, the Queens district attorney said.

Reagan “Flex” Conception pleaded guilty to only one count of sex trafficking in Queens Criminal Court April 12 before Supreme Court Judge Peter Vallone in Kew Gardens.

In the fall of 2016, Conception forced the then 14-year-old to have sex with him on multiple occasions and then with various other men for money that he then pocketed, according to Queens DA Richard Brown.

When the victim did not comply with his demands, he threatened her with physical violence and then physically assaulted her until she engaged in prostitution from September 2016 to November 2016, said Brown.

Conception was arraigned in June 2017 on a 76-count indictment of sex trafficking, rape, kidnapping, criminal sexual act, compelling prostitution, promoting prostitution, assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

“The defendant profited from prostitution by forcing a teenage girl into having sex dates with men for money,” Brown said.

If Conception had not confessed, but was convicted of his crimes, he would have faced up to 25 years in prison. Instead he faces an indeterminate term of six to 12 years in prison at his sentencing May 9, according to Vallone.

“Luckily, this young girl was freed, but unfortunately she will have to live with this horrible experience for the rest of her life,” said Brown. “Prostitution is not a victimless crime and sex trafficking is an incessant act of brutality and degradation. The sentence imposed today by the court punishes the defendant for his criminal acts.”

Reach reporter Naeisha Rose by e-mail at nrose@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

Updated 12:32 am, July 10, 2018
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THINK from Queens says:
AND what about the sex trafficking in Jamaica Queens at the Rev. Floyd Flake's senior residence on Merrick Blvd (http://queenspress.com/queens-man-indicted-for-sex-trafficking/). WHAT ABOUT THAT. How nice that was shoved under the rug very quickly and no one from the Flakes, the church members or the surrounding area brought this up and how this could happen in a senior citizen residence for months and months in plain sight.
April 22, 7 am
natalia says:
If you are talking about independent voluntary prostitution, then you have an unwinnable war ahead of you. You will need to do nothing less than change our entire culture to eliminate it because women as whores is so heavily reinforced by our media - particularly the music industry - that it would take something on that scale to change it. I don't think you'll get an inquisition started here. essay assignment help
July 9, 6:42 am

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