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On the paper are stone faces of women who were forced into prostitution.
They stare blankly ahead, their faces battered and tired, as if they’ve grown so accustomed to being objectified, they’ve become numb.
Keyan Price of Orchard Street in Yonkers has been sentenced to serve up to seven years after pleading guilty to charges related to the recruiting and prostituting of two teenagers.
According to the criminal charges, an undercover police officer went to a Jackson Heights address at 1:30 a.m. in November 2012, after responding to a prostitution advertisement posted on backpage.com.
The City Council Committee on Higher Education is slated to hold an oversight hearing on how city private and public colleges address cases of sexual assaults.
The move came in response to growing concerns nationwide, as women advocacy groups and sexual violence victims criticize college officials for their failure to investigate sexual assault cases.
SUNY is set to adopt uniform practices to thwart sex assaults
Winston Baker, a 29-year-old Queens resident, was sentenced to serve two to six years in prison after pleading guilty to promoting a sexual performance of a child and a concurrent one-year term for endangering the welfare of a child.
The hearing was held on Oct. 2.
Keyan Price, a Yonkers resident, pleaded guilty to charges related to the recruiting and prostitution of two females, ages 15 and 18, throughout the city.
According to the criminal charges filed in the case, an undercover officer went to an establishment in Jackson Heights in November 2012, after responding to a prostitution advertisement posted on backpage.com.
A New York state trooper and an NYPD officer, both from Queens, are facing charges in New Jersey in connection with the sexual assault of a woman in an Atlantic City casino last spring.
According to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, 35-year-old state trooper Devon Thomas, of Hollis, and 32-year-old officer Andrei Torres, of Middle Village, have been charged with aggravated sexual assault and sexual assault by force but without injury after allegedly attacking a 34-year-old woman inside the Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino on April 24.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced on Tuesday that a Queens man, who had thousands of images and hundreds of videos of child sex abuse on his home computer and data storage drives, has been sentenced to two to six years in prison.
“Child pornography strikes at the heart of innocence — sexually victimizing the youngest and most vulnerable members of our society,” Brown said in a written statement. “The videos and images on the defendant’s computer and portable hard drives were vile and extremely disturbing.”
Police have arrested and charged a Queens man almost a month after he allegedly attempted to rape a 23-year-old woman in Elmhurst.
Assemblywoman Marge Markey (D-Maspeth) received a ringing endorsement from her constituents on Tuesday night, as the incumbent legislator resoundingly defeated Dmytro Fedkowskyj in the Democratic primary.
The 73-year-old Markey, who first won election to the state Assembly in 1998, has secured another two-year term in Albany, as she will run unopposed in November’s general election.
A Yonkers, NY man has been arrested in connection with the Aug. 24 attack on a mother and her three children outside the Boulevard Family Residence, formerly the Pan American Hotel, in Elmhurst.
Pedro Vargas, 48, has been charged with third-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child and operating a vehicle for hire without the proper license after he allegedly drove the family from Manhattan to Queens before allegedly assaulting the 26-year-old woman and her children, ranging from 1 to 5 years old, after a dispute with the mother.
A 40-year-old cold case murder of a Flushing teen in Bayside is being fired up anew by the NYPD.
Police are asking the public’s help in solving the murder of Leslie Zaret, 17, whose body was found on the PS 203 playground on Springfield Boulevard in Bayside on Aug. 17, 1974.
Two men are facing lengthy prison terms after being nabbed Friday for allegedly attempting to rape an 18-year-old woman in Ridgewood last week
A convicted child sex offender is facing up to seven years in prison after pleading guilty last week to sharing files of child sex abuse through his computer.
Eduardo Medina, 35, of 196th Street in Hollis, pleaded guilty to promoting a sexual performance by a child and a violation of a state law that requires him, as a registered Level 3 sex offender, to notify the state of his internet identifiers, according to a statement issued Wednesday by the office of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
A Fresh Meadows resident has been sentenced to up to three years in prison after pleading guilty to attempting to disseminate indecent material to an individual he believed was a 14-year-old girl but who actually was a New York City Police Department detective.
The defendant is Tariq Alam, 30, of 75th Road. Alam, who pleaded guilty on May 14 to first-degree attempted dissemination of indecent material to minors, appeared Thursday before Acting Queens Supreme Court Justice Dorothy Chin-Brandt, who imposed an indeterminate sentence of one and one-half to three years in prison. At the time of his release, Alam will also be required to register as a sex offender.
A Grover Cleveland High School gym teacher is facing prison time after being arrested and charged with engaging in sexual relationships with two students at the Ridgewood school.
On Tuesday, 39-year-old Joy Morsi, of Long Island, was arrested within the confines of the 104th Precinct and charged with 20 counts each of third-degree rape and third-degree criminal sexual act and one count of endangering the welfare of a child in response to an alleged lengthy relationship with a then-16-year-old male student last year.
Cuomo strong but could lose edge if liberal runs — poll
Gov. Cuomo has a 57 to 28 percent lead over his Republican challenger, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, but that lead drops to 37 to 24 percent if a more liberal or progressive candidate runs on the Working Families Party line,
At least three dozen sex offenders have been removed from the Skyway shelter in South Ozone Park. News that the shelter, which changed from a family shelter to a men’s shelter in 2011, was housing sex offenders sparked outrage last summer.
The city has removed 39 Level 2 and 3 sex offenders from the Skyway homeless shelter in South Ozone Park, Councilman Ruben Wills (D-South Jamaica) announced at Community Board 10 last Thursday.
“We have been going back and forth with the Department of Homeless Services for weeks about the issue and they have removed every sex offender from the shelter as of today” the Councilman announced to applause.
In 1997 in Elmhurst, two men approached Li Ping, an immigrant from China. They grabbed her and slit her throat.
While Ping was still alive, she faced the difficult choice of pursuing her attackers and risking the possibility of deportation or staying silent.
Karl Hoennicke, of Rego Park, was charged with two counts of second-degree rape.
A Rego Park man is in custody after allegedly raping a woman twice in a Delaware hotel room.
Shortly after midnight on March 16, Karl Hoennicke, 33, allegedly forced the victim, whom he was staying with at a Comfort Suites in Dover, to have sex with him twice after threatening to kill her if she did not comply, authorities said.