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In the earlier case, Jackson and Guerrero allegedly took photos of the victim and posted them on backpage.com to advertise the victim for prostitution.
By Forum Staff
A Queens man and woman charged with kidnapping and sex-trafficking, were shocked when they appeared at the Queens Criminal Courthouse in Kew Gardens on Tuesday morning for a scheduled appearance, and were re-arrested and further charged with kidnapping, sex trafficking, and other crimes.
The pimp couple was under investigation and arrested by the recently formed New York City Police Department/FBI Human Trafficking Task Force.
“The defendants have now been twice accused of holding women against their will, forcing them to engage in prostitution acts by instilling a fear in them that they would be physically hurt if they did not do as ordered, and turning over all the money that they earned to them,” said District Attorney Brown. “If convicted, the defendants face lengthy prison terms for sex trafficking – one of the most exploitive and degrading crime against women and society. Although these young women managed to escape their bondage, they will have to live with this horrible experience for the rest of their lives.”
The defendants were identified as Terrance (a.k.a. “Staxx”) Jackman, 36, of Nellis Street in Springfield Gardens, and Zulay (a.k.a. “Mocca”) Guerrero, 35, of 106th Avenue in Saint Albans.
The defendants were arraigned Tuesday afternoon before Acting Supreme Court Justice Peter Vallone on a nine-count indictment charging them with four counts of sex trafficking, one count of second-degree promoting prostitution and two counts of third-degree promoting prostitution. Jackman was additionally charged with second-degree assault and was ordered held without bail and Guerrero had bail set at $1 million bond/$500,000 cash.
The defendants, who face up to 25 years in prison if convicted, were ordered to return to court on March 8, 2018.
According to the charges, the two female victims – then ages 17 and 23 – were forced to engage in prostitution acts in Queens and elsewhere by Jackman and Guerrero at various times between February 1, 2013, and March 1, 2017, and to turn over all of the money they earned to Jackman.
Jackman also stabbed the then-21-year-old victim in the knee with a knife, leaving a scar, while parked in a vehicle sometime between May 1, 2016, and October 1, 2016. He did not take the victim for medical treatment and forced her to engage in prostitution that night. He met the 20-year-old victim at a nightclub on June 25, 2017, and offered her a ride home but instead drove her to his house, where he told her that she was going to work for him as a prostitute in Queens County and elsewhere. Jackman and Guerrero took photos of the victim and posted them on backpage.com to advertise the victim for prostitution.
On June 30, 2017, the victim was driven to a location for a prostitution date by the pair and while there, the victim informed the man that she had been kidnapped and he allowed her to escape. The victim immediately called 911, and stated that she had been kidnapped by a pimp. The couple was charged by a Queens County grand jury with first- and second-degree-kidnapping, sex trafficking, second- and third-degree promoting prostitution, fourth-degree conspiracy and third-degree menacing. The two defendants were arraigned before Queens (Supreme Court Justice Richard L. Buchter on December 4, 2017. Bail was set for each defendant at $250,000 bond/$125,000 cash.