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Siddons also met with the girl on another occasion at the Best Western Inn where he allegedly purchased her and held her against her will.
By Michael V. Cusenza
Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced on Tuesday that a Jamaica man has been indicted for allegedly pimping a 14-year-old girl in January 2022. Troy Siddons, 38, was separately indicted on gun charges related to an incident in September.
Siddons was arraigned Monday on a 15-count indictment charging him with sex trafficking of a child, sex trafficking, compelling prostitution, promoting prostitution in the first and second degrees and rape in the second degree. The defendant was separately indicted on four counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, three counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree and two counts of criminal possession of a firearm.
According to the charges, the defendant met the 14-year-old victim at a party on or about January 16, 2022 and exchanged phone numbers with her. Siddons then met the victim at the Van Wyck Hotel and paid her cash in exchange for sexual intercourse. Siddons then met with the girl on another occasion at the Best Western Inn where he purchased the victim, took her and held her against her will. The defendant told the victim she owed him and his associate a debt of $300 and coerced her to engage in sex acts with paying customers to obtain the sum.
The charges further state that Siddons arranged customers and he and his associates collected cash from them for sex with the victim. Siddons refused to let the victim leave and refused provide medical care for the victim when she complained of tremendous pain as a result of the sexual encounters. The victim was rescued from a home in Brooklyn, where she was forced to reside with her traffickers.
Additionally, the firearms charges state that on Sept. 27, 2022, police executed a search warrant on Siddons’ borough residence. Police observed Siddons and a co-defendant inside of the location. Siddons jumped out a second-story window in an attempt to escape. Two loaded and operable firearms, along with a bullet proof vest, were recovered from inside of the defendant’s bedroom of the residence.
“I have put significant resources into finding and helping those who are being forced into sex work. Those who will prey upon the vulnerable should know that in Queens, we will not relent in this responsibility,” Katz said.
If convicted, Siddons faces up to 40 years in prison.