A Morris County grand jury recently indicted two individuals on a number of criminal charges, including promoting prostitution. The suspects, a male and a female, allegedly pimped out two teenage girls in Rockaway Township and Parsippany, New Jersey.
The victims were a 15-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl who allegedly served as prostitutes at motels located in Rockaway Township and Parsippany in June 2015. The female suspect allegedly arranged for the teen victims to meet men at the motels, where they reportedly engaged in sex acts in exchange for cash. Meanwhile, the male suspect allegedly collected the money from the men.
The male suspect is a 39-year-old Morris Plains man and the female suspect is a 43-year-old Boonton woman. After an investigation by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, authorities placed the suspects under arrest and charged them with multiple crimes, including human trafficking, promoting prostitution, endangering the welfare of a child, conspiracy to commit human trafficking, and conspiracy to promote prostitution. The male suspect also faced additional criminal charges for sexual assault and distribution of heroin because the teen victims told law enforcement that he had sex with them and gave them heroin.
Now that the suspects have been indicted by a grand jury, it is very possible that they will have to stand trial on the sex crime charges in Morris County Superior Court.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Duo Indicted for Allegedly Pimping Out Teen Girls in Morris.”