Ozone Park man indicted on kidnapping, rape, sex-trafficking charges
by Lisa A. Fraser
Mar 14, 2012 | 355 views | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A 22-year-old Ozone Park man and five others have been indicted by a Queens grand jury on kidnapping, sex trafficking and other charges for allegedly raping and prostituting a 15-year-old Long Island girl in a house that was unlawfully occupied.

The Long Island teenager alleged that she was subject to gang rape and prostitution against her will while held captive in an illegally occupied home in Ozone Park.

The District Attorney identified the lead defendant as Gary Council of 105-31 91st Street in Ozone Park. He was indicted on charges of kidnapping, rape, sex trafficking, burglary, and grand larceny, among others.

According to the allegations, on February 6, the 15-year-old victim was with a friend on Jerome Street in Brooklyn when they were picked up in a vehicle by one of the five other defendants, Junior Goldring, and another man, who has not been apprehended.

They were taken to the house on 101st Avenue in Ozone Park, where she met defendants Gary Council and Roy McMillan. When the victim, whose identity is not being released, tried to leave the house with her friend, Council allegedly grabbed her by the arm and said, “You’re not going anywhere. You are going to stay here and make my money.”

Council then allegedly pulled her back inside the house and introduced her to another defendant, Andrea Furlonge, and told Furlonge that the victim was a “new girl” who “was going to make a lot of money” for him and instructed Furlonge to take the victim and “do what she had to do.”

The District Attorney said that, according to the investigation, Furlonge took nude and partially clothed pictures of the victim with a cell phone and posted them on backpage.com to advertise prostitution services. Furlonge also posted pictures of herself on backpage.com with the same call back number as the victim.

According to the charges, between February 6 and February 11, the victim was forced to have sexual intercourse and oral sex with numerous men inside of the location in exchange for money and that all of the money was collected by Furlonge and given to Council.

She also claims she was forced to take Ecstasy pills and was tied up, raped and sodomized by Council and three other men.

On February 12, the victim was able to escape after Council told her to go across the street to buy something from the store and instead fled.

“This is a horrific case,” said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. “If convicted, the defendants deserve to be sentenced to lengthy terms in prison both as punishment and to send a clear message that crimes such as this will not be tolerated in Queens County.”

The owner of the house, a man named Tsung Chen, had originally found the locks to the house broken off on January 12 of this year. Chen then put a new lock on the house, and returned on February 5 – one day before the victim was kidnapped – to find that his new lock was broken.

The homeowner says that Furlonge was living on the first floor of the house and that McMillan and Council were living on the second floor. None of the occupants had permission to be there and when Chen called the police, the occupants allegedly showed Chen and the police lease agreements allegedly between Council, Furlonge and McMillan and the leaseholder, who was identified in the papers as “Raymond Kelly.”

On February 10, Chen returned to the location and asked Council, McMillan and others to leave. According to Chen, Council and McMillan said they would leave if he paid them $6,000 each.

The District Attorney identified the other indicted defendants as Andrea Furlonge, 21, of Ozone Park, and Junior Goldring, 23, Omari Millington, 21, Renardo Williams, 22, and Roy McMillan, 24, all of Brooklyn.

If convicted, McMillan faces up to 15 years in prison and the other defendants face up to 25 years in prison. Council faces 25 years to life in prison.

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Metrick
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March 28, 2012
I've seen this once in a while