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Jamaica sex trafficker sentenced for forcing then-16-year-old girl into prostitution

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Gun Play is going away.

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced on Monday, Dec. 13, that Tyquan Henderson, who went by the street name “Gun Play,” has been sentenced to up to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to sex trafficking a then-16-year-old girl in 2018.

Henderson, 24, of 156th Street in Jamaica, admitted he forced the victim into having sex for money in May and June of 2018, pleading guilty in January before Acting Queens Supreme Court Justice Peter Vallone, who imposed a sentence of three to nine years in prison.

According to the charges, the victim met Henderson through a mutual friend when she was just 15 years old. Approximately a month later, after the teen has turned 16, she encountered Henderson again and at that time he coerced her into having sexual intercourse and oral sex with men in exchange for cash.

Henderson began scheduling appointments for these encounters and told the girl to refer to him as “Daddy.” Henderson verbally threatened the teen with harm if she didn’t make enough money and was told she had to make a minimum of $500 every night.

The youngster escaped from Henderson, according to court records, when she visited a friend’s home and the friend’s mother called the police.

The case was investigated by the NYPD’s Vice Enforcement Division’s Human Trafficking Team.

“The defendant used both intimidation and manipulation to force a teenage girl into prostitution,” Katz said. “He used this victim to line his own pockets with the cash she made selling sex to strangers. Sex trafficking is a brutal and degrading enterprise. My office will continue to work tirelessly to free those trapped in the sex trade industry.”

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