East New York man sentenced after forcing woman into prostitution

A 30-year-old man from East New York who pleaded guilty to sex trafficking for refusing to let a female friend leave his apartment and forcing her to work as a prostitute has been sentenced to five to 10 years in state prison, announced District Attorney Ken Thompson on Wednesday, September 28.

According to investigation, on April 19, 2014, the victim, a 23-year-old woman, and her four-year-old son visited 30-year-old Donneil Foskey’s apartment on Milford Street because she needed a place to stay. Testimony states that, when she attempted to leave the apartment two days later, the defendant refused to let her leave and ordered her to work as a prostitute and make $1,000 over two days.

Furthermore, for more than a week, Foskey forced the woman to place an advertisement on backpage.com and to work as a prostitute. Over that time, she was forced to have sex with men who contacted her through the ad, leaving the defendant to keep all of the money.

Throughout her forced stay, testimony says, Foskey physically abused the woman, even at one time pistol-whipping her.

“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.”

Image courtesy of District Attorney Ken Thompson's office
Image courtesy of District Attorney Ken Thompson’s office


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