QUEENS — Two Jamaica men have pleaded guilty to felony charges in connection with the sex trafficking of a 16-year-old girl they forced to work as a prostitute, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Wednesday.
Robert Homer, 24, and Kenyon Sultan, 21, both of Jamaica, were arrested two years ago when an undercover detective responded to a prostitution ad they posted online, Brown said.
They have been since held in jail in lieu of $250,000 bail.
On Wednesday, Homer pleaded guilty to sex trafficking and promoting prostitution, and Sultan pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution, and will be sentenced to 2.5 to 7.5 years and 1 to 3 years in prison, respectively, prosecutors said.
“They forced a very vulnerable teenager to work as a sex slave for their financial gain,” Brown said in a statement.
Prosecutors said that the 16-year-old victim was introduced to Homer on Sept. 4, 2014, by a 17-year-old girl he was pimping at the time.
Homer, who told the victim to call him “Daddy,” demanded that she make at least $500 a day, prostituting herself.
The men then took her to a hotel room on North Conduit Avenue, where Homer had Sultan wait in the bathroom while the girl had sex with men in exchange for money that she had to hand over to Homer.
Homer, who admitted to also having sex with the 16-year-old, took her and the other girl to several other hotels in Queens and Nassau counties between Sept.1, 2014, and Sept.11, 2014, and made them have sexual intercourse and oral sex with numerous men, according to the DA's office.
The girl was not allowed to leave the North Conduit hotel by herself and the men took turns sleeping so they could keep watch on her.
The victim also saw Homer slapping the 17-year-old girl because she was talking online to another pimp, which was against his rules, prosecutors said.
On Sept. 11, 2014, an undercover NYPD detective responded to a prostitution ad Homer posted on backpage.com and was told to come the North Conduit hotel.
Both girls agreed to have sex with the detective in exchange for $100 cash each, according to prosecutors. The girls were then arrested, along with Homer and Sultan who were found hiding in the bathroom.
Prosecutors declined to prosecute the 16-year-old victim and charges against the 17-year-old girl were later dismissed, according to the DA’s office.
Homer’s lawyer, Warren Silverman, declined to comment before the sentencing, which is scheduled for October.
Michael Anastasiou, who represents Sultan, did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.