Back in May, four thugs were arrested on human trafficking charges after they were caught forcing a 14 year-old girl into prostitution.
The punks have been identified as Jersey City natives Michael McLeod, David Powell Jr. and Tyree Jeter, as well as South Carolina resident Demetrius James Hayward.
According to Conservative Tribune, each of the men are also facing charges of criminal conspiracy, child endangerment, and a multitude of other charges related to the prostitution ring they were allegedly running.
The FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force were tipped off to the ring after pictures of the 14-year-old girl were used in ads for an “escort service.” McLeod was reportedly the head of the operation, and he used threats to force the 14 year-old girl and an 18 year-old woman to engage in sex acts with up to 10 men a day for money.
“This is a heartbreaking case that fits a classic pattern of human trafficking,” New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman said in a press release. “No child would submit to such horrific conditions unless she faced a threat of violence, which in this case allegedly was conveyed by the ring’s boss in the form of brutal attacks on a second victim.”
If these thugs are convicted of first-degree human trafficking, they will each face up to 20 years in jail without parole. Somehow, this sentence seems way too lenient for these animals…