Friday, March 9, 2012
Ozone Park house of horrors
From the NY Post:
A gang of sick squatters kidnapped, raped and pimped out a terrified 15-year-old Long Island runaway in a Queens house where they were illegally living, law-enforcement officials said yesterday.
And in a bizarre twist, after the owner complained that people were living there illegally, cops went to the Ozone Park house the day before the girl was taken there against her will.
“This is a horrific case in which the victim, a young girl, is alleged to have survived a nightmarish ordeal that included being drugged, gang raped and forced to work as a prostitute,” said Queens DA Richard Brown. “She is fortunate to have escaped.”
Prosecutors said the girl ran away from her Suffolk County home and was walking with a friend on Jerome Street in Brooklyn on Feb. 6 when they were picked up in a car by Junior Goldring, 23, of Brooklyn.
She was driven to the house at 83-14 101st Ave. in Ozone Park, where she met alleged ringleader Gary Council, 22, of Ozone Park, Roy McMillan, 24, of Brooklyn, and alleged madam Andrea Furlonge.
The horror house is owned by Tsung Chen, 63, and was supposed to be empty for renovations.
But when Chen visited on Jan. 21, he discovered his locks had been broken. He changed the locks, but when he returned on Feb. 5, he found the new ones were also broken and called police.
When cops arrived, Council showed them phony lease papers. It is unclear what if any action was taken, as the suspects remained living there.
An NYPD spokesman didn’t respond to a request for comment.