By Naeisha Rose
Reagan “Flex” Conception, a Jamaica resident, was sentenced to prison last week after pleading guilty to sex trafficking, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
Conception, 29, had pimped out a 14-year-old runaway from September 2016 to November 2016 with various men in exchange for money he kept for himself, according to the DA’s office.
“The defendant profited from prostituting a young girl. Using physical force and threats, he coerced the teenager into having sex dates with men for money,” said Brown.
Conception was arraigned in June 2017 on a 76-count indictment of sex trafficking, rape, kidnapping, criminal sexual acts, compelling prostitution, promoting prostitution, assault and endangering the welfare of a child, but he confessed to the sex trafficking charge so he would not face up to 25 years in prison, according to a criminal complaint.
In the fall of 2016, Conception forced the 14-year-old victim to have sex with him on multiple occasions as well as with various other men. When she refused to comply, he threatened her with physical violence and physically assaulted her until she complied, according to Brown.
Eventually, the young victim was able to escape and Conception was arrested and held without bail, according to the complaint.
The criminal complaint and the NYPD did not say where the sex trafficking took place.
“Fortunately, this youngster was able to escape, but she will live with the memory of this horrible experience for the rest of her life. The defendant will live in prison for many years to come as a result of his actions,” said Brown.
Conception will be in prison for up to 12 years.
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