Jamaica resident Darius “Gotti” Fleming was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sex trafficking of a child after forcing a 14-year-old girl to have sex with strangers for cash, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced on Jan. 5.
Fleming, 30, of 105th Avenue, pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a child in November before Queens Supreme Court Justice Gia Morris.
According to the charges, Fleming and his co-defendant Amor Toussaint met the victim in January 2022 at the Van Wyck Hotel on Liberty Avenue in Jamaica and refused to let her leave until she agreed to participate in sexual acts in exchange for cash and hand over 30% of the proceeds. The victim was forced into taking nude photographs which the defendants then posted as online prostitution advertisements. After engaging in sexual acts with strangers and providing a portion of the proceeds to the defendants, Fleming and Toussaint accused the victim of stealing from them and forced the victim to continue working to pay back the money she was accused of stealing.
Toussaint later “sold” the victim to co-defendant Troy “Drippy Big D” Siddons for $300 in cash. The victim was rescued on Jan. 23, 2022, when the NYPD raided a Brooklyn home as part of a separate investigation. The youngster lived in the home against her will with Siddons and a fourth co-defendant, Dwayne “Wayne” Pickett. All four defendants were indicted on 15 counts of sex trafficking of a child, promoting prostitution, and other crimes in September. Toussaint and Pickett are currently in custody while Siddons remains at large.
“I’m committed to getting sex traffickers out of our borough,” Katz said. “Young women are exploited by predators and that is the reason I have put resources, investigators, and a Human Trafficking Bureau behind combatting these crimes. Thanks to the work of my team, the first of four defendants who trafficked this 14-year-old girl will now be sentenced to 10 years. I will not relent in seeking justice for the victims of human trafficking.”
Justice Gia sentenced Fleming to 10 years in prison to be followed by five years of post-release supervision. Fleming will also be required to register as a sex offender upon his release.