NEW YORK (AP) — A Mexican immigrant who was a driver for a prostitution ring that forced young women to have sex with up to 20 customers a day in the New York City area has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Carlos Garcia-De La Rosa received the sentence Thursday in federal court in Manhattan.
He pleaded guilty in January to charges he drove the women to appointments around New York. He was among more than a dozen people charged.
Authorities say customers paid $30 for 15-minute sessions. The women got a small portion of that or nothing.
One woman told investigators how when she refused to work at brothels located in apartments in Queens and suburban Yonkers she and her child were locked out of their home on a cold winter night.