Friday, March 28, 2008

US: Trafficker's Mother, a Town Official, Owned Houses Where Girls Were Enslaved

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT - The commissioner of a government agency that helps women struggling with domestic violence on Long Island agreed to forfeit a house in New York City where her son kept girls as young as 12 as prostitutes, authorities say.

Constance Carter-Davis owned a two-family home in Queens where her son, Corey "Magnificent" Davis, confined four girls aged 12 to 18 and forced them to work as prostitutes, authorities say. According to court papers, she forfeited the house as part of her son's plea agreement.

"Constance Davis knew absolutely nothing about whatever occurred at that house, which was located three counties away from where she lived," said Kevin Keating, attorney for Corey Davis. "If she knew it she would have been the first to put a stop to it. There is not a shred of evidence that she was aware of her son's activities at that house."

Telephone messages were left Monday and Tuesday for Carter-Davis. Prosecutors declined to comment...


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