Man beats up 13-year-old girl because she was not a good prostituteBy Mason White 11:27 AM January 22, 2016
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By: Wayne Morin
A man was arrested on a charge of rape after having sex with two underage girls and beating one of them because she wasn’t a good prostitute, police in New York said.
Now, 30-year-old Peter Gerardi of Queens, has been sentenced to serve up to twelve years in prison after being convicted of two counts of compelling prostitution, two counts of second-degree promoting prostitution, two counts of third-degree promoting prostitution, twenty one counts of statutory rape, eleven counts of statutory criminal sex act and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
According to the police investigation, Gerardi approached and befriended a 13-year-old girl on the street.
Shortly thereafter, he asked her to perform sexual acts with men in exchange for money and provided her with rules to
follow, instructions on how much to charge and told her to lie about her age.
She reluctantly agreed to prostitute herself for him.
When she didn’t follow through on his orders, he would become violently angry toward her by yelling and grabbing her arms and slapping her in the face.
Gerardi also had sex with the victim. Gerardi also forced a 16-year-old girl to work as a prostitute for him through threats of physical violence.
When Gerardi was arrested on a parole violation, the two girls escaped from him. Later, Gerardi called the 13-year-old victim numerous times, asking her to make money for him.
When she refused, Gerardi ordered two female friends to repeatedly punch and slap the girl because she wasn’t a good prostitute.