Suspect allegedly lured 18-year-old to New York, forced her into prostitution

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A New York man has been charged with charges following allegations that he smuggled an 18-year-old girl from another state, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced Friday.

Allen Barrington, 37, is charged with sex trafficking, promoting prostitution and other related charges.

“We allege that this defendant lured a young woman from out of state to Brooklyn under false pretenses and then trafficked her in exchange for sex,” Gonzalez said. “I am committed to rescuing and protecting our at-risk teens from predators seeking to harm and exploit them.”

Barrington was charged Friday in the Brooklyn Supreme Court on charges of two counts of sex trafficking, one count of attempted sex trafficking, one count of second-degree promotion of prostitution, two counts of third- and fourth-degree promotion of prostitution, one count of third-degree assault and one count of third-degree attempted assault.

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Allen Barrington, 37, is charged with sex trafficking, promoting prostitution and other related charges.
(New York Police Station)

He is being held without bail and will return to court on Aug. 16, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported.

Gonzalez said an investigation revealed the defendant allegedly responded to an online post from an 18-year-old Ohio girl on June 3. The man had offered to fund a bus ride to New York, where he said he would help her start naked. modeling on video.

Barrington picked her up from a bus stop in Brooklyn on June 5 and brought her to his apartment. In his apartment was another girl who had lured the defendant from Illinois to engage in prostitution.

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File photo - The 18-year-old is said to have been forced to prostitute himself.

File photo – The 18-year-old is said to have been forced to prostitute himself.

He allegedly told the victim from Ohio that she had to work as a prostitute and took her to a circuit in eastern New York. But when she refused, he threatened her, saying he would harm her grandparents in Ohio.

The defendant allegedly not only forced the victim into prostitution between June 5 and June 18, but he also physically assaulted her and tried to taser her at one point.

The victim would have been forced to work in prostitution on the East New York track and Barrington would not let her stop until she earned a quota set by him.

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The suspect was arrested in Ohio and extradited to New York.

The suspect was arrested in Ohio and extradited to New York.
(AP)

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Barrington is also said to have taken photos of her and the Illinois woman and posted them online to offer prostitution services.

The victim walked into the 75th district on June 17 and reported the defendant who had been arrested in Ohio on July 6 before he was extradited to New York.

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