Friday, February 01, 2008

NYPD Detective Arrested For Pimping Of 13-Year-Old

QUEENS (CBS) ― A veteran police detective and a woman who claimed to be his wife were both placed under arrest Wednesday, accused of keeping a 13-year-old girl locked up inside their home and forcing her to work as a prostitute at parties around the city. He's a 14-year veteran of the NYPD, and now Det. Wayne Taylor is under arrest for allegedly forcing a 13-year-old runaway to sell herself to strangers. Police say Taylor and his girlfriend, Zelika Brown, ran the alleged prostitution ring out of their Queens home. Neighbors are in utter disbelief. "It happened secretly, and it's a true disappointment, a real true disappointment," said neighbor Siri Fernan. "I never noticed anything, everybody keep to themselves, there are a lot of young people living here," said Monique Riggins. According to police, an unidentified Brooklyn pimp sold the 13-year-old to Brown for $500. To pay off the debt, sources say, Detective Taylor and Brown arranged parties at Queens locations, including a Holiday Inn at JFK Airport. Police say the 13-year-old was forced to perform sexual acts on approximately 20 men for $40 to $80. Commissioner Ray Kelly believes the NYPD veteran played a vital role. "We believe he was involved in the operation as well as protection for the operation," said Kelly. According to prosecutors, Taylor warned the 13-year-old victim that his home had an alarm system and if she tried to escape he would be notified. While holding the girl against her will, Zelika Brown chastised her for not earning enough money and slammed her head into the floor, prosecutors said. Taylor told the victim that if she failed to earn more money or tried to leave the home, he would force her to work as a prostitute on the streets, prosecutors said. He told the girl an alarm on the house would alert him if she tried to leave, they said. The girl escaped to her family, who took her to a police precinct, police said. A third person, 18-year-old Krystal Tudy, who also allegedly worked for Brown as a prostitute, was arrested on charges of promoting prostitution, assault and endangering the welfare of a child, prosecutors said. The teen is accused of slapping the 13-year-old, at Brown's direction, for talking too much to customers and punching her, giving the girl a black eye, prosecutors said. Taylor and Brown were both arrested and charged with kidnapping, promoting prostitution and endangering the welfare of a minor. They were released late Thursday afternoon.

i guess all the free doughnuts just werent enough for this guy. prison is going to be fun for an ex-detective. i'm sure there are some convicts there who would love to speak to him.

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