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The Albany County District Attorney's Office prosecutes crimes of sex trafficking and promoting prostitution utilizing trained Assistant District Attorney's in the Special Victims Unit.  These are their stories...

People vs. John Hammond

The Colonie Police Department arrested John Hammond at the Days Inn Hotel on Wolf Road in the Town of Colonie on August 22, 2012 .  Hammond did intentionally attempt to force a victim to engage in acts of prostitution to retire or repay a purported debt while the victim was under the influence of narcotics, specifically heroin.  On April 29, 2014, Hammond pleaded guilty of (1) Count of Attempted Sex Trafficking, a Class C Felony, before the Honorable Peter A. Lynch in Albany County Court.  He was sentenced to 2 to 6 years in State Prison on July 17, 2014.

People vs. Darryl Ford

The Guilderland Police Department arrested Darryl Ford at a hotel on Western Avenue in the Town of Guilderland on April 10, 2014.  During the incident FORD did patronize a prostitute.  FORD also struck the female during the incident.  FORD pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Attempted Assault in the Third Degree, a Class B Misdemeanor, and (1) Count of Patronizing a Prostitute, a Class A Misdemeanor, before the Honorable Judge Bailey in Guilderland Town Court on August 14, 2014.

If you or someone you know suspects sex trafficking, please contact your local police or call our office at (518) 487-5460 and ask to speak with an investigator.

*All parties are presumed innocent until and unless convicted of a crime*