Brooklyn man sentenced to up to 10 years in state prison for sex trafficking young woman in East New York
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on Wednesday announced that a 30-year-old man who pleaded guilty to sex trafficking for refusing to let a female acquaintance leave his apartment and forcing her to work as a prostitute has been sentenced to an indeterminate term of five to 10 years in state prison.
“This defendant treated a young mother in need of a place to stay as an object to be sold to others in exchange for sex,” said Thompson. “Abhorrent crimes of this nature will not be tolerated in Brooklyn.”
The DA identified the defendant as Donneil Foskey of East New York. Foskey was sentenced on Wednesday by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun to an indeterminate term of five to 10 years in prison and will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release. He pleaded guilty to sex trafficking before Justice Chun on Sept. 8.
The DA said that, according to the investigation, on April 19, 2014, the victim, a 23-year-old woman, and her 4-year-old son visited Foskey’s apartment on Milford Street in East New York because she needed a place to stay. When she attempted to leave the apartment on April 21, 2014; however, Foskey refused to let her leave and ordered her to work as a prostitute and make $1,000 over two days.
Furthermore, according to the investigation, from April 21 to May 1, 2014, Foskey forced the woman to place an advertisement on backpage.com and to work as a prostitute. Over that week and a half she was forced to have sex with men who contacted her through the ad. Foskey kept all of the money. Foskey or one of the girls working for him drove the victim to meet the men who paid to have sex with her.
On April 29, 2014, Foskey wrongly accused the victim of helping another female steal money and jewelry from his bedroom. He then tied up the victim and pistol-whipped her in the head, causing bruising.
The next day, the victim was taken by Foskey to a house in Queens to have sex with a man and while there managed to call her aunt and tell her she was being trafficked and held against her will. When she returned to Brooklyn and was back with her son she texted her aunt. Her aunt called 911. Officers from the 75th Precinct rescued her in the early morning hours of May 1, 2014. A search warrant was executed on Foskey’s car and apartment and a loaded handgun and a pillow covered in the victim’s blood were recovered.
—Information from the Brooklyn DA’s Office
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