JAMAICA - A Bronx teen who ran away from her home in September has been found in Queens, where police say she had been forced into prostitution.
According to police, the 14-year-old was forced into prostitution by two men and a woman in Jamaica. People who live nearby say they always saw the girl accompanied by two men. The two men, 32-year-old Lindsay Archibald and 25-year-old Stephen Garrison, are now under arrest. Police say they're both members of the Crips gang. The alleged female accomplice, 23-year-old Quanesha Hunte, was also arrested.
Officials say that any money the girl made from the alleged prostitution was handed over to the three suspects.
Police say they found the teen last Monday at an abandoned house. She was able to find a cellphone to call 911 and her grandmother in the Bronx while the three suspects were sleeping. When police arrived, they say she ran out of the house and told officers the three people holding her captive threatened to kill her if she ever tried to escape.