Queens couple get prison for sex trafficking

Queens couple get prison for sex trafficking

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NEW YORK (AP) - A Queens man and his girlfriend have been sentenced to prison for sex trafficking.

Authorities say Hikeem L. Green and Darcell Marshall forced two women into prostitution: a 19-year-old runaway from Rockland County and a 20-year old from New York City.

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown says Green held the two women captive from October to December. He took pictures of them and advertised them online as prostitutes.

The women were then forced to turn over the money to the couple.

Green received up to 12 years in prison. Marshall got up to three years.

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