BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) – A New York man pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges that he brought a 12-year-old girl into Connecticut to work as a prostitute at a strip club.

Prosecutors allege that Corey Davis, 35, of Queens forced several underage girls into prostitution in 2005, under threats of rapes, beatings and forced confinement.

Davis faces at least 23 years in prison at his sentencing on June 2. According to the indictment, the 12-year-old worked primarily at the Bishop’s Corner Cafe and was required to earn $1,000 a day.

The girls worked as long as 12 hours a day and were forced to telephone Davis for permission to take breaks or eat, according to the indictment.

As part of his plea deal, Davis agreed to forfeit two Mercedes-Benz cars; $29,245 in cash; $110,000 in jewelry; and the $286,000 equity in a two-family home in Queens, valued at about $576,000.

He the right to withdraw his guilty plea to federal sex trafficking charges if U.S. District Judge Janet Hall decides that he should receive more than 292 months in prison.

Information from: Connecticut Post,

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