Newburgh man sentenced in sex trafficking case

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GOSHEN – A Newburgh man was sentenced in Orange County Court on
Thursday to 12 years in state prison and five years of post-release supervisor
for the felony of sex trafficking.

Theodore Edwards, 50, had been charged with kidnapping, four counts of
rape, three counts of sexual act, 12 counts of sex trafficking, five counts
of promoting prostitution, four counts of coercion, two counts of kidnapping,
sexual abuse, stalking, assault and unlawful imprisonment.

The charges stem from allegations that he kidnapped or unlawfully imprisoned
four women at 222 Broadway in the City of Newburgh, subjected them to
assaults and other physical abuse, and forced them to perform sex acts
on him, and in the case of three women, on other individuals as well.

Edwards posted Internet ads featuring the opportunity to have sex with
three of the victims.

On October 27, he pled guilty to the crime of sex trafficking.