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Two men each were sentenced to 3 to 9 years in prison for forcing a 14-year-old South Ozone Park girl to work as a prostitute for a week earlier this year and turn over 100 percent of her earnings to them.
Shaquan Gould, 21, of South Ozone Park, and Evan Harrington, 21, of the Bronx, were sentenced Tuesday, a few weeks after they plead guilty to charges of sex trafficking.
Two lawmakers from western Queens are turning rapper Ice Cube’s misogynistic line about how “pimpin’ ain’t easy but it’s necessary” on its head, declaring that when it comes to sex trafficking, what’s really necessary is more prison time for pimps.
State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) and Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) have introduced bills in their respective houses that would jack up the sentence for sex trafficking from three years to five and reclassify the crime as a violent felony.
You could say Anne Romano now belongs to a long-standing fraternity.
Four years after its opening, the High School for Law Enforcement and Public Safety is finally ready to mark a crucial milestone. The hard work of students and teachers alike has culminated in the school’s first graduation, which will take place at One Police Plaza in Manhattan on June 26.
After more than a week of investigation, a Queens bouncer emerged as the primary suspect in the murder and rape of a John Jay College graduate student.
City and state officials—along with students, parents and teachers—cut the ribbon last Friday on the nation’s first law-enforcement-oriented high school built from the ground up.