A man who pleaded guilty to prostituting girls at a Queens hotel was sentenced Friday to seven years behind bars, authorities said.
For more than a week, Tyrone Miles and his partner Bryant Lowery locked two teens in Jamaica hotel rooms, where they forced them to have sex with strangers in exchange for cash, according to Queens District Attorney Melinda. Katz.
Miles, 32, threatened to kill the 16-year-old if she didn’t comply and ordered her to tell patrons at the JFK Inn hotel that she was an adult, Katz said.
The pimps kept the 16-year-old and the 17-year-old in separate rooms between June 5 and June 12, 2020 at the motel, where they monitored the victims to prevent them from leaving and collected all the money, Katz. saying.
But the younger girl managed to escape when Miles briefly left her alone, Katz said. She fled to a commercial establishment and contacted her family.
Miles pleaded guilty in October.
“The defendant tormented and degraded his victims,” Katz said in a statement. “I commend these young women for their bravery during the course of this case. The brutal exploitation they were subjected to, and that so many others are experiencing, is why the work of my Human Trafficking Office is so important.”
Miles’ prison sentence will be followed by five years of probation.
Lowery, 24, pleaded guilty in October to one count of sex trafficking of a child and one count of sex trafficking. He was sentenced in November to six years in prison followed by five years of probation.
Both defendants will also need to register as sex offenders.