Pimp gets prison time after apologizing for peddling 13-year-old runaway on backpage.com

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By: Oren Yaniv, New York Daily News
Kendale "Ace" Judge, 21, was sentenced to 6
to 18 years for forcing a 13-year-old runaway
into prostitution.

A brutal pimp was sentenced Tuesday to six to 18 years in prison after apologizing for forcing a 13-year-old runaway into prostitution.

Kendale (Ace) Judge, 21, took a plea deal last month for sex trafficking, admitting he met the girl just over a year ago.

He promised to love her, but instead peddled the teenager on the website backpage.com, prosecutors charged. When she tried to escape, he threw her down a flight of stairs, they added.

"I sincerely apologize," Judge said in Brooklyn Supreme Court.

"My own weakness, my own weak-mindedness and lack of education led to my incarceration," he went on. "I now know I was the cause and this is the effect."

Shanique Davis, 21, who helped the pimp by taking the girl's pictures and watching over her, is set to get five-year probation on Wednesday.

Defense attorney Phillip Katowitz managed to convince the judge to deny the media from taking photos of his client, who'll have to register as a sex offender after his release.

The lawyer declined comment.

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