Man gets 15 years for torturing, turning teen into sex slave

A pimp who forced a woman into prostitution for nearly a decade will spend up to 15 years behind bars for sex trafficking, Manhattan prosecutors said Thursday.

Rayshon Young, 39, psychologically and physically tortured the victim — whom he met when she was 17 years old — to turn her into a sex slave.

From November 2007 to October 2014, Young took all of the victim’s earnings and pummeled her when she didn’t bring in enough cash or if she broke his rules, according to the Manhattan district attorney.

 “For years, Rayshon Young controlled this young woman’s every waking moment by keeping her in constant fear for her life,” DA Cy Vance Jr. said in a statement.
 

He inflicted unthinkable violence and abuse on a regular basis, including when she was eight months pregnant, all to protect his profit,” Vance added.

Young even tried to get custody of the victim’s child in 2015 when she got an order of protection against him — even though he was not the child’s biological father.

He also threatened to kill her if she didn’t hand over her kid, the DA said.

Young pleaded guilty to sex trafficking and third-degree promoting prostitution in Manhattan Supreme Court on July 25.

 

 

 

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