Albert Premnauth, 23, of Richmond Hill was indicted by a Queens grand jury for allegedly engaging in sex acts with a 14-year-old girl after his weed debtor paid him off by blackmailing her with a nude video she took of herself
Albert Premnauth, 23, of Richmond Hill and Jacob Marcial, 18, of Kew Gardens were charged with corrupting the girl Friday begining Jan. 1 and lasting up to March 8, 2016.
Prosecutors said the girl initially sent the naked video of herself to another girl as a joke, using Snapchat. That friend then shared the video with Marcial.
Marcial who owed Premnauth for a marijuana debt told the teenage victim he would make her private video public if she didn’t have sex with Premnauth to clear his debt. He threatened to publicly post it.
Marcial got the girl to meet Premnauth at his house. The girl pleaded with the men, telling Premnauth she was only 14 and begged him to give her time to pay him Marcial’s debt, rather than submit to sex.
Premnauth demanded sex, and then engaged in sex acts with the girl.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown told the grand jury: “In spite of her crying and pleas that she was only fourteen years old and begging the other defendant to give her time to pay the money owed him instead of engaging in sexual intercourse with him, he refused,” Brown said.
Albert Premnauth and Jacob Marcial were indicted by a grand jury at the Criminal court of the city of new york county of queens, Friday
After the rape, Premnauth then paid her $100 in cash and gave her a pair of Beats by Dre headphones. The girl turned the money and headphones over to Marcial, who then sold them to repay Premnauth.
The pimp, Marcial, was charged with sex trafficking, promotion of prostitution, rape and illegal sex acts. The paedophile John Premnauth was charged with rape, illegal sex acts and coercion.
Marcial faces up to 25 years in prison, while Premnauth faces up to seven years in prison.
They were arraigned Friday and bail was set at $15,000 bond.
Pointing out the dangers social media posed to unwary young people, Richard Brown said: “This case tragically demonstrates the danger of children sending explicit images or videos of themselves to their friends or posting them on social media — even as a joke,” yhe DA said.
“Once a young person sends or posts an image or video, they lose control of that image and who has it or how it is used.”