bornomala desk (New York, 25 September, 2016) : A Bangladesh-origin man has been charged with involvement in a New York sex racket. Sharekul Islam has been accused for “driving underage girls from hotel to hotel for the purpose of engaging them in prostitution,” according to New York Police Department (NYPD). He faces minimum 10 years in prison if found guilty of the charges, Assistant US Attorney Nomi Berenson said. “These are incredibly serious charges,” Berenson told the Brooklyn Federal Court.
Sharekul, a resident of Queens, was arrested on Thursday after he was found with a 14-year-old girl inside a car in Swatara Township, Pennsylvania. According to court documents, police reached there following the smell of marijuana wafting from the car parked outside a motel. Sharekul confessed that he had rented a room at the motel. Following his statement, police found an underage girl along with Sharekul’s wife inside a room of the motel. Police also arrested two others from the motel on charge of recruiting underage girls (13 to 17 years of age) to engage them in prostitution.