Police: Bronx roommates held teen girl captive

Police say Maurice Hines, 38 and Shurine Byron, 29, are charged with sex trafficking and promoting prostitution after officers raided their University Heights apartment.

According to court records, Maurice Hines and Curintina Mulrain kept the minor in their apartment along University Avenue for more than a month. During that time, she was force-fed drugs, beaten and raped at gunpoint, according to the complaint.

According to court records, Maurice Hines and Curintina Mulrain kept the minor in their apartment along University Avenue for more than a month. During that time, she was force-fed drugs, beaten and raped at gunpoint, according to the complaint. (1/9/16)

THE BRONX - Two Kingsbridge Heights residents are facing a slew of charges after being accused of keeping a 14-year-old girl captive in their apartment.

According to court records, Maurice Hines and Curintina Mulrain kept the minor in their apartment along University Avenue for more than a month. During that time, she was force-fed drugs, beaten and raped at gunpoint, according to the complaint.

Records show that on more than one occasion, Hines had sex with the victim without her consent – at one point pressing a gun to her head.

Mulrain allegedly helped Hines take pictures of the victim in lingerie, which were later posted online to help promote and sell the teen as a prostitute.

Hines was remanded without bail and faces charges including rape, sex trafficking and kidnapping.

Mulrain was charged with sex trafficking, kidnapping, and promoting prostitution. His bail was set at $50,000.

A third individual detained during the raid of the apartment Thursday was not charged. He is still being investigated.

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