A Bronx man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the sex-trafficking of a 28-year-old New Jersey woman and 15-year-old Brooklyn girl.
Reginald Cooke, 33, was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison, five years of post-release supervision and he must register as a sex offender. Cooke pled guilty to one count of attempted sex trafficking.
Between Aug. 21, 2020, and Oct. 8, 2020, he told the 28-year-old victim that she could have a better life and convinced her to stay with her two children in his Bronx home. Cooke took photos of the victim and posted them as ads on sex websites. When the victim did not abide by Cooke’s rules, he would slap, punch, choke her and pull her hair. He also plied her with PCP.
The 15-year-old victim was sold to Cooke for $300. He took her to his home and refused to let her leave. Cooke beat the teen to instill fear and coordinated meetings with Johns and managed prices and payments. Cooke took pictures of the teen and uploaded them as ads on sex websites.