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East New York Man sentenced to up to 6 years for rape, sex trafficking

March 27, 2019 Noah Goldberg
Travis Walker, 28, was sentenced to up to six years in prison for sex trafficking and raping a 14-year-old girl. Eagle photo by Noah Goldberg.

An East New York man was sentenced to up to six years in prison Wednesday for sex trafficking and raping a 14-year-old girl.

Travis Walker, 28, pleaded guilty to the charges of rape and attempted promoting prostitution on Jan. 23. He showed up in Brooklyn Supreme Court Wednesday with bruising over his right eye and asked his attorney, “Why are they taking pictures?”

Walker forced the teen to prostitute herself for almost a month in 2018. He also raped her, took the money she earned as a prostitute, kicked her in the back, and withheld food from her, according to prosecutors.

When another woman working as a prostitute for Walker learned of the girl’s age, she helped the 14-year-old escape. Later, the victim was seen on the street by her aunt, who called the cops, prosecutors said.

“With today’s sentence this defendant is held accountable for his actions and the young victim in the case was spared from having to testify against her abuser in court,” Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said.

Judge Danny Chun handed down the two sentences to run concurrently. The prostitution charge has a sentence of three to six years and the second-degree rape charge carries a five year sentence.

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