06/30/2011 09:05 am ET Updated Aug 30, 2011

Four Men Charged With Sex Trafficking And Rape Of 13-Year-Old Girl

A young woman allegedly forced into prostitution starting at age 13 was at the center of a case announced Wednesday against four men accused of sex trafficking and rape, according to Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes.

Three of the men already were in custody. A fourth suspect, Damien Crooks, 31, who allegedly first met the victim in a Brooklyn park in 2003, was arrested this morning, Hynes said.

The victim came forward after allegedly enduring years of forced prostitution and sexual abuse when one of the suspects threatened an unspecified member of her family.

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