Local Nabbed In Prostitution Sting At JFK Motel
The Wave learned this week that a Far Rockaway man was recently convicted of prostituting an underage girl at a motel near JFK International Airport that authorities say was an unabashed brothel that catered to hookers, pimps and johns.
David Allsop, 22, of 30-11 Dwight Avenue in Far Rockaway, was arrested in January 2005 and convicted in November 2005 of endangering the welfare of a child – a 13-year-old girl who he prostituted. He faces a year in prison when he is sentenced next week.
Allsop’s conviction came to light when Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced this week that a recent multi-agency sting shut down the Executive Motor Inn located at 151-67 North Conduit Avenue. It is one of several recent cases involving prostitution that are linked to the inn.
“The Executive Motor Inn was a motel where guests arrived without luggage and stayed for only a few hours at best, registration cards were signed with names like ‘Mary Poppins’ and ‘Betty Boop’ and four or five men a night were seen coming in and out of rooms,” said Brown. “It was run not as a motel, but rather as an unabashed brothel catering to pimps and prostitutes – some of whom were under-age and runaways.”
Brown said that his office and the NYPD received numerous complaints regarding the motel over the past several months, which launched a multi-agency investigation into the activity there. Undercover police officers posing as prostitutes and johns visited the motel and witnessed various illegal acts.
In one alleged instance, a female undercover rented a room and told the front desk clerk that one of her regular “clients” could not be reached and asked the clerk to direct him to her room when he arrived. The clerk told the undercover that she was not allowed to bring “tricks” to the motel, but then allegedly directed the man – another undercover detective – to her room.
In another instance, a male undercover posing as a customer approached the motel’s front desk and told the clerk he had a planned rendezvous with a “hooker” and was directed to room 340.
The inn’s night clerk, Erickson J. Bryant, 67, of Queens is charged with falsifying business records, promoting prostitution and permitting prostitution. He faces up to four years in prison if convicted.
Another Queens man, Philip Dixon, 41, was allegedly found in a room in the inn with a 15-year-old runaway/ streetwalker that he picked up two blocks away. He is charged with rape, endangering the welfare of a child, patronizing a prostitute and sexual abuse. He faces up to four years in prison if convicted.
The raid was the result of a multi-government initiative by the Queens District Attorney’s Office, the New York City Departments of Finance and Buildings and Mount Sinai Hospital’s Sexual Assault Victims Intervention Program.
The NYPD component of the investigation was conducted by Patrol Borough Queens South, which is under the supervision of Assistant Chief Thomas V. Dale.