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Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking Teen

Defendant lured victim from Ohio to New York with promise of video shoots.
NY Supreme Court, Brooklyn
New York Supreme Court, Brooklyn. Photo: Nigel Roberts for BK Reader.

A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the sex trafficking of an 18-year-old girl. The man bought a bus ticket from Ohio to New York with promises of a modeling career but forced her into prostitution. 
“This defendant lured an innocent teenager from her home in Ohio to New York promising to fulfill her dream of a modeling career, but instead he horrifically exploited her in a sex trafficking nightmare," Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said. "Today’s lengthy sentence underscores our commitment to protecting young women and other at-risk individuals and ensuring those who engage in sex trafficking face serious consequences.”
Allen Barrington, 38, of East Flatbush, Brooklyn was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 10 years’ post-release supervision. He must register as a sex offender upon his release. 

On June 3, 2022, the defendant responded to a post on an online website posted by an 18-year-old girl who was living in Ohio. He offered to pay for a Greyhound bus ticket for her to visit New York where he would help her get started in nude modeling on video.
When the girl arrived at the Port Authority Bus Terminal on June 5, 2022, he picked her up and brought her to an apartment in East New York, Brooklyn, where there was another girl that the defendant had recruited from Illinois to engage in prostitution. He told her she had to work in prostitution and took her to East New York. When the victim refused, the defendant threatened the victim and threatened to harm her grandparents back in Ohio.
Between June 5, 2022 and June 18, 2022, in addition to forcing her to work in prostitution in East Flatbush and East New York, the defendant was physically violent towards the victim and at one point attempted to taser her. She was forced to engage in prostitution and was not allowed to stop until she earned a quota set by the defendant. The defendant took photos of the victim and the other woman and posted them on websites offering prostitution services.
The victim walked into the 75th precinct to report the defendant on June 17, 2022. He was arrested in Ohio on July 6, 2022, and was extradited to Brooklyn on July 26, 2022. The defendant pleaded guilty to sex trafficking on March 29, 2023.


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