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Four Men Charged With Sex Trafficking and Rape of 13-Year-Old Girl

Defendants could have victimized other young women, DA says.

A young woman allegedly forced into prostitution starting at age 13 was at the center of a case announced Wednesday against four men accused of sex trafficking and rape, according to Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. 

Three of the men already were in custody. A fourth suspect, Damien Crooks, 31, who allegedly first met the victim in a Brooklyn park in 2003, was arrested this morning, Hynes said.

The victim came forward after allegedly enduring years of forced prostitution and sexual abuse when one of the suspects threatened an unspecified member of her family.

"That's when she realized she had no choice but to say something," said Lauren Hersh, chief of the Brooklyn DA's Sex Trafficking Unit, who added that the victim's family was in protective custody.

According to CBS 2, the victim is now a student at John Jay College in Manhattan, where she reported the incidents to a professor. 

Crooks and co-defendant Jamali Brockett, 27, were charged with rape stemming from the initial meeting with the victim in 2003 and numerous times afterward, according to the Brooklyn DA.

Crooks has also been charged with two counts of sex trafficking. Brockett also faces a charge of compelling prostitution. 

Two other defendants, Jawara Brockett, 33, and Darrell Dula, 24, are charged with rape. 

Hynes said there was a possibility that there could be other victims related to the case who still have not come forward.

"We have reason to believe that the defendants have victimized other young women in Brooklyn," Hynes said. "And we appeal to them, or anyone who knows them, to call us."

If convicted, the defendants could see up to 25 years in prison on each rape charge. Prosecutors said they would pursue consecutive sentencing in the case.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Brooklyn Sex Trafficking Unit Hotline at 718-250-2770.

BMW July 08, 2011 at 11:32 AM
Wow, I am so amazed that folks are talking about Feb the shortest month used to enlighten folks that didn't get Black History in their segregated neighborhoods all of the other 11 and the comments here about ALL Blacks proves it. As far as RAPE a crime of power.... GEORGE, the daddy of America handed it down to these parentless, angry guys who took advantage of what was probably a parentless, dressed too grown for attention girl. If you look closely the guys look drugged out of their minds. Yep, I guess Blacks are at the top of the drug market too. Now let's jump on the highway in any direction and find the White kids who chop up their parents and blame the Blacks. And Officer Anthony who no doubt fathered Caylee with Casey while the mom accepted it all, they learned that when those damn Blacks moved next door. The saddest thing - be you Black or White, you have not read the one book that explains it all- Hint? The proverbial chickens are here! And if you hate Malcolm, try a little Cooper or EA a film online. STOP THE HATE AND GET READY FOR THE QUAKE! A lie can't last always. I say get rid of all of the things those darn Blacks invented. And who burned downed the affluent town ROSEWOOD? Why wait til Feb?
BMW July 08, 2011 at 11:54 AM
Jane, Jane,Jane are you straight out of the one sided reader Dick and Jane. Well hells bells, only 3 good Black families, wella miss mam who that be fillin up those there Black colleges? And ganging up to gain advantage, gonna ask my mom's Native relatives who taught that lesson in America. And if you don't understand how free labor and the sale of Black fathers away from their families gave you a leg up and destroyed a race to the point that 3 Black families confess self hate to the likes of you! Climb back into that story book. Tsk, tsk. Go take a DNA TEST. JADGT
BMW July 08, 2011 at 12:46 PM
Poor Jane, God is gonna have her marry a Black man or woman given the new laws, ha ha ha. She is so backwards until she makes the KKK look like lovers of Jews and Blacks. I hope she is not a teacher of our Black babies and by her remarks she must worship Satan, because basically she is saying God made junk. Blacks just have horrible genes and can't do better. Wow, now she tells me. Darn, 34 years wasted teaching, earned several degrees when all the while I coulda been laying up on Massa's welfare. Damn! Wait till I call my siblings, the librarian, the principal and the shrink and no not on any Tap,Pap or slap help. I wish my dad would pay her a visit from the grave, a man that ran to NY away from racist cops and begged his dad to sign him into the service. Held down 3 jobs most of our lives and still insisted we not put Whites down. Wow and now Jane tells me, we ain't worth the cruise ships that brought our ungrateful asses here. Wow Jane. Like the man said, go back to Ohio and wait for the cleansing flood waters. JADGT
Jane Binkley July 08, 2011 at 04:54 PM
BMW you can make all the fun at me that you want. Truth is Truth anyway you want to look at it. It's for sure that you cannot face the truth of what I've said. I don't have to go back to Ohio because I'm already here, and there you go throwing that slavery thing at me again after I've told you I nor my parents nor my ancestors had anything to do with slavery. That's your problem, you can't let it rest and go on with your life. That's the problem with all blacks, they can't let the slavery thing go and they use it for a crutch for everything. I'm not saying God made junk, but he made some lower class humans and they were ok in their own environment and should have been allowed to stay there instead of bringing them here. And the reason for the all black colleges is because they can teach them at a slower pace because they're so slow minded that they can't mentally keep up with the whites in white colleges. As for the rest of your jive prattle that doesn't make sense and I won't waste my time trying because yes, you're not worth anymore of my time.
BMW July 08, 2011 at 07:03 PM
My point is many Blacks did in fact over come slavery and sit in colleges and this society right next to you and that is what makes you angry, they are not dumb at all. As for the suburbs, I don't want to burst yet another one of your bubbles as to the shameful reason that they were formed after the war. As for your evening news truth, Couldcareless educated on that above. Um? Black colleges, for dummies? Ask White folks why they fight to attend them? Perhaps they want to expand their minds with other truths? I only suggest that you return to Ohio so you can be safe and happy in a Black free zone. Perhaps Jaycee Dugard can help you tonight, since TV is your fact finding source. I will give you a simple small 5d book to read- The Willie Lynch Letters. I was raised blind about slavery and real Black or American History. Just a skippin' along, happy that ole massa accepted me and my family. And then AMAZING GRACE- my BOE/ CUNY knowledge starved brain was introduced to them there utter books! God help you. Like I said, DNA TEST. U ARE WE AND THEE. Blacks need to stop shopping for a month and then maybe Jane will say, Um? It's really sad bc she thinks she has truth. JADGT

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