Glen Bowman, 42, forced a 19-year-old woman and several others, including underage girls, into prostitution carried out in seedy motels. He also forced the 19-year-old to get a tattoo on her arm picturing a stack of money with the text “GDT established 1975” written on it, prosecutors said.
GDT refers to Glen, Diamond, Tamia, which are the names of the pimp and his two children. 1975 was the year Bowman was born.
"The defendant treated young women not only as sex slaves, but like animals, getting them tattooed with his initial and year of birth," said Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark. "He forced the victim in this case to perform a sex act on him, and threatened her when she wanted to leave the sex trade. "
“You are a monster,” the 19-year-old said during the sentencing hearing, reported the Daily News. “The way you treated me and many others like me is inhumane. We are people not property! We are not dogs, ATMs, sex slaves or whatever else you think we are ... You have ruined so many lives, so many, but not mine.”
Bowman pleaded guilty to charges of sex trafficking and promoting prostitution and criminal sexual acts.
Bowman was first arrested, along with four other co-defendants, in 2015 on charges that they forced a 16-year-old runaway into prostitution by threatening her with violence.
“These defendants cruelly exploited a runaway who was only 16, trapping her in a wretched life of prostitution,” said New Jersey Acting Attorney General John Hoffman at the time. “We charge that they ruthlessly did what human traffickers always do to turn an illicit profit, which is to target vulnerable victims, deprive them of any benevolent support, and conscript them into modern-day slavery.”
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