For more than four years, an Elizabeth man lured out-of-state escorts to New Jersey with promises of tens of thousands of dollars for sex — then slapped, choked, raped and threatened them, authorities charged. An indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Newark on Friday added two more victims, bringing the total to four charged to Jose Torres, Torres met the women through websites for online escorts and on Back. District Court in Newark says. Torres picked up most of the women at Newark Airport, then drove them either to his home or to a motel, one of which is in East Brunswick, U. Attorney Craig Carpenito said.
She, like the others, never got paid.
Torres picked up the woman from Canada at the airport in October and took her to a hotel in East Brunswick according to the FBI complaint. Torres convinced another woman to take a cab from New York City before he picked her up, drove her to his house and pretended to transfer money to her on his laptop, the FBI alleges.
He refused, then slapped, choked and raped the woman, who complied out of fear for her life, it says. The superseding indictment handed up by the grand jury in U. District Court in Newark on Friday charges Torres with four counts of coercion and enticement.
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