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A sex worker who was kidnapped and raped while being held hostage for two terrible days broke her legs and back when she jumped out a sixth-floor window in an attempt to escape, prosecutors said yesterday. Benjamin Gaston and Johnny Jackson have been charged with kidnapping and raping the 28-year-old woman, who was first held hostage in an apartment on W. 92nd Street and Columbus Avenue on November 12th around 4 a.m.

Prosecutors said that Gaston, who allegedly called the woman to start things off, stole her cellphone, money and identification. They say he hit her and held a pillow over her face, telling her, “You’re not leaving the apartment — you’re working for me and making me money.” The next day, the woman was taken to another apartment on W. 149th Street where there were six or seven additional men waiting to have sex with her, including Jackson. Gaston told her, "You'll do what I say here."

The woman tried to escape however by using her jacket as a rope from the sixth floor apartment—unfortunately, she fell to the ground, breaking both her legs and back.

Jackson told cops he was a dupe in the whole thing: “A guy I know as Mike asked me if he could use my spare room to run his girl out of and make some money. I told him he could use the room in my apartment and he agreed to give me part of the profit,” Jackson said in his statement. “He brought a girl over and they stayed in my apartment from Tuesday at about 3 a.m. until Wednesday evening,” he added.

“My client is an honorably discharged Marine — that’s all I feel comfortable saying right now,” Jackson's lawyer said. Both men are charged with kidnapping, sex trafficking, criminal sex act, rape and sex abuse. Gaston is also charged with assault. “The facts of this crime are truly heinous - these defendants are accused of holding a woman hostage in order to essentially enslave and prostitute her,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. added.

A suspected prostitute was on Monday killed by unknown people in Mufulira after servicing her clients.

Mufulira District Commissioner Beatrice Miti has confirmed the death of Charity Kadaka whose cause of death is not yet known.

Miti said Kadaka’s body was discovered by friends in the morning.

Miti said it is suspected Kadaka was strangled and that the assailants also tampered with her private parts that indicated signs of bruises.

She said when they took the body to hospital, they met the deceased’s mother, who identified her saying she stayed in Ndola and not Mufulira.

Sex worker battered in street

Police are investigating after a sex worker was severely beaten in a street and suffered knife wounds.

The woman was reportedly attacked in the rue du Commerce, near the Luxembourg central railway station, around 6pm on Sunday.

According to police, she was struck by two fellow sex workers before beind held. She was then beaten by a man and received knife wounds. Her three attackers fled the scene. The victim has been hospitalised. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Luxembourg police on 113.

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Sex worker murdered

A male prostitute was found dead yesterday morning with stab wounds about his body on an open lot behind the Carnegie School of Home Economics, at Durban and High streets.

Wesley Holder, 19, of Cross Street, Werk-en-Rust, who was also known as “Horatia” and “Tiffany,” was found clad in a green fishnet dress. It appeared as though rigor mortis had already set in—an indication that he had been dead for some time.

Holder, who hailed from Essequibo, was the eldest of seven siblings andwas described as a very helpful person who was well known in his community and other areas.

His aunt, Paula Niles, with whom he lived, told Stabroek News that about 6:30 on Thursday evening, he left the house, telling her he was going for a walk and he would return soon.

“Last night when he was leaving to go on the street I told him not to go. I asked him where he was going and he said he ain’t have on no makeup, meaning that he was not going to work on the streets. He had on a slippers and this net thing that he had on,” Niles said.

A three-time U.S. Olympian outed by The Smoking Gun as working a double life as a Las Vegas escort has been relieved of all future speaking engagements with Disney.

The athlete is Suzy Favor Hamilton, 44, a competitive runner who admitted Thursday that she was the woman posing as Kelly Lundy, a $600-per-hour sex worker employed by one of Sin City's premier escort services.

The married mother of a 7-year-old girl has taken to Twitter to acknowledge the scandal.

"I was drawn to escorting in large part because it provided many coping mechanisms for me when I was going through a very challenging time with my marriage and my life," Hamilton said. "It provided an escape from a life that I was struggling in. It was a double life."

Hamilton had an ongoing arrangement with runDisney, which operates the company's races. She spoke at this year's Disneyland Half Marathon and appeared at the Princess Half Marathon at Floriday's Walt Disney World in February.

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