Two teen girls from upstate New York who went missing earlier this week were found Saturday in an East New York home, where police say their captors planned on pimping them out.
The teens, aged 14 and 15, told police they were driven from Ulster County to the Bronx on Tuesday by a man they trusted. They ended up spending a few days in Brooklyn, at a house on Snediker Avenue near Linden Boulevard, with all three suspects, identified as Rocker Rudy, 19, Donald Jackson, 19, and Berisa Nebahate, 19.
Police say the teens overheard the suspects discussing forcing them into prostitution, and when one girl tried to leave the house, she says a suspect stopped her and punched her. Luckily, one of the girls reportedly used her phone to ping her father on social media with her location. He notified state troopers, and the girls were rescued over the weekend. The father of one girl posted to Facebook, "THEY FOUND MY GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" when the girls were discovered.
NYPD officers arrested all three suspects, who were charged with attempted compelling prostitution, attempted sex trafficking, attempted promoting prostitution, attempted labor trafficking and child endangerment, police said. Rudy was also charged with with second-degree rape, assault, and criminal possession of stolen property, and Nebahate was charged with criminal possession of a weapon.
Cops say Rudy lured the girls to the house by promising them modeling jobs, and that he allegedly raped the 14-year-old. The suspects also allegedly gave the girls Xanax.
"It’s a really quiet house," neighbor Leona Brown told the Daily News. "I hope they go to jail for a while.”