I hope that this is just an outlier rather than the tip of the iceberg.
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News
For the second time in two years, prosecutors Wednesday began outlining to a jury the strange, lurid details of an alleged abduction five years ago of a 13-year-old chronic runaway who told authorities she was gang-raped by her drug dealers, tied to a bed at an East Side crack den for weeks and sold to neighborhood men for sex.
Bobby Moreno, 44, also known as “Spider,” pleaded not guilty as prosecutors read the charges: human trafficking, super aggravated sexual assault of a child, aggravated kidnapping and compelling prostitution.
If convicted, he could potentially follow older brother Juan Moreno, 47, who is serving a life sentence without parole and three other life sentences for convictions on the same charges.
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