Two young girls, both under the age of 17, were forced to perform sex acts as prostitutes in a Brooklyn apartment. The victims were found to have been in captivity for about a month, their captors threatening to beat them if they tried to leave.
One of the victims was forced to have sex with approximately 10 men each day. The other girl was forced to have sex with a total of three men.
In addition, both girls were forced to strip to their bras and underwear and pose for pictures that were placed in ads on backpage.com.
Fortunately, one of the victims managed to escape and informed the police.
The suspects, Denina Roman, 21, and Taymel Harris, 20, were charged with sex trafficking, sexual misconduct, acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17, unlawful imprisonment and promoting prostitution. They were ordered held on 50,000 bail.
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