18 years for NJ pimp who 'enslaved' prostitutes

(AP) - A Jersey City pimp who prosecutors say enslaved his prostitutes and forced them to use drugs so he could control them has been sentenced to 18 years in state prison.

Allen "Prince" Brown, who pleaded guilty in April to racketeering and theft by extortion, must serve nearly 11 years before being eligible for parole under the sentence imposed Wednesday in state Superior Court.

Prosecutors say the 48-year-old Jersey City man ran a human trafficking ring that enslaved women and girls, some as young at 17, and forced them to be prostitutes.

And if they did not earn a daily quota, ranging from $500 to $1,000, prosecutors said the women were beaten, denied drugs or refused entry back into the homes where Brown housed them.

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