Manhattan pimp convicted of sex trafficking, promoting prostitution

MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY/STUDIO/MANHATTAN DA'S OFFICE

MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY/STUDIO/MANHATTAN DA'S OFFICE

A pimp accused of terrorizing women was convicted of sex trafficking and promoting prostitution in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Karmik Grant-Byas, 32, forced two of the women into the lurid business through the threat of violence or coercion, the jury decided.

He was acquitted of trafficking two of the women who the Manhattan DA argued were also strong-armed by him.

One victim, a 22-year-old, defended Grant-Byas on the witness stand and made excuses for him choking her and burning her forearm with a flat iron.

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