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QUEENS MAN INDICTED ON CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING AND OTHER CHARGES FOR FORCING GIRLFRIEND INTO PROSTITUTION

August 9, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that Orlando Ramirez, 24, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Queens Supreme Court on sex trafficking charges and other crimes for bringing his 17-year-old girlfriend from Mexico and allegedly forcing her into having sex with strangers for cash for several years until…

QUEENS MAN SENTENCED TO UP TO LIFE IN PRISON IN 2011 MURDER IN SOUTH RICHMOND HILL

August 6, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Troy Thomas, 37, has been sentenced to 25-years-to-life in prison following a jury trial conviction for the December 2011 shooting death of a 20-year-old man in South Richmond Hill. Defendant shot the victim at a house party after the two started arguing. District Attorney Katz said, “Despite…

QUEENS MAN INDICTED ON SEX ABUSE CHARGES FOR ATTACK ON TEEN INSIDE BUILDING STAIRWELL

August 5, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Jorge Alvarado, 27, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on sexual abuse and other charges for allegedly following a 15-year-old girl into her apartment building before groping her, knocking her to the ground, and attempting to pull down her…

QUEENS MAN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOLLOWING JURY CONVICTION FOR SEXUAL ABUSE OF YOUNG GIRL

August 5, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Michael Clark, 35, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing his former girlfriend’s young daughter over a period of four years. The defendant was convicted last month of course of sexual conduct against a child, a penal law statute authored by DA Katz…

LITTLE NECK MAN CONVICTED FOR KIDNAPPING WIFE AND EVADING POLICE IN HIGH SPEED CHASE

August 4, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that Yaspal Persaud, 28, has been convicted for kidnapping and other crimes by a jury for accosting his estranged wife at her job, forcing the 30-year-old woman into his vehicle and driving away with her in front on stunned onlookers. The defendant led police on a multi-county, high-speed…

QUEENS MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO VEHICULAR HOMICIDE FOR CRASH THAT KILLED MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

August 4, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Tyrone Absolam, 42, has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide for causing the death of a female motorist and her daughter during a July 24, 2021 vehicle collision on Rockaway Boulevard. District Attorney Katz said, “In pleading guilty, the defendant has taken responsibility for the vehicle collision…

LONG ISLAND MAN INDICTED FOR STEALING QUEENS VILLAGE HOME FROM DECEASED BROTHER BY POSING AS HIS SOLE HEIR

August 3, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Wagner Recio, 51, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court for allegedly filing fraudulent paperwork to claim full ownership of a Queens Village home that he co-owned with his brother, valued at over $500,000. The brother’s young daughter became the…

BROOKLYN MAN SENTENCED TO 18 YEARS IN PRISON FOR MANSLAUGHTER IN 2021 ST. ALBANS SHOOTING DEATH

August 3, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Rayshawn Cherry, 28, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for the shooting death of a man in St. Albans, Queens. The victim was gunned down following a foot chase upon leaving the home of the defendant’s girlfriend on June 11, 2021. District Attorney Katz said,…

MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN SHOOTING DEATH OF FEMALE FRIEND

August 3, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Tariek Sykes, 34, has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly shooting his female friend in broad daylight on the street in Richmond Hill. The August 1, 2022 shooting took place following a verbal dispute between the defendant and the victim. District…

TEEN CHARGED WITH HATE ATTACK ON QUEENS BUS

July 27, 2022

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that a 16-year-old girl has been charged with assault as a hate crime and other charges for allegedly assaulting a 57-year-old-woman on a public bus near the intersection of Jamaica Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard on July 9, 2022. An apprehended juvenile female has also been charged and a…

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