A pimp who forced a woman into prostitution and sexually assaulted her with a broomstick was sentenced to 20 years to life behind bars Friday in Bronx Supreme Court.
Lemuel Skipper, who was charged with kidnapping, sexual assault and sex trafficking, slapped and punched his victim before threatening to kill her, according to the Bronx DA’s 2015 indictment against Skipper.
Skipper, who goes by the street name Moet, lured the 26-year-old to an apartment in July 2015. While keeping her prisoner there, he allegedly beat her with a cane and sexually assaulted her with a broom handle.
Then he took her to the areas on Southern Boulevard and in Westchester Square and forced her into prostitution.
During their investigation, police found hotel and phone records and backpage.com advertisements implicating Skipper, according to the DA’s office.
The woman escaped by getting a stranger to take her to a Bronx hospital, where she called the cops.