Bronx pimp pleads guilty to making runaway prostitute work for him in Hunts Point

A Bronx man who pimped out a runaway woman for months has pleaded guilty, authorities said Tuesday.

Shakiem Washington, 35, faces up to 11 years behind bars after pimping out the helpless woman on the streets of Hunts Point, and in Brooklyn and Queens, said Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark.
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Washington’s younger cousin Daniel, 29, had found the woman in early 2011 in Atlantic City, where another pimp abandoned her, the DA said.
Daniel handed the woman, then 18, to Shakiem, who forced her to walk the streets in Hunts Point until June of that year, prosecutors said.

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Shakiem Washington also advertised the victim on the website, and drove her to meet clients in Brooklyn and Queens, an official said. He threatened to hurt the woman if she did not comply, the DA said.

A probe from the NYPD’s Vice Enforcement Squad resulted in Shakiem Washington’s arrest last August. The admitted pimp, who lived on E. 209th St. in Norwood, pleaded guilty to sex trafficking for his role in the prostitution scheme.

He also pleaded guilty to assault for slashing an inmate in the face at Rikers Island, officials said.

He will be stamped as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

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His younger cousin, Daniel, is already doing state time after taking a plea to promoting prostitution in 2014.

Daniel Washington is up for parole next July, according to court records.


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