Buffalo man gets prison for raping teenage girls

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Posted: Nov 03, 2011 4:24 PM
Buffalo man gets prison for raping teenage girls

A 28-year-old New York man has been sentenced to up to six years in prison after admitting he had sex with underage girls and promoted prostitution.

Michael Abdallah of Buffalo apologized at his sentencing Thursday in Erie County Court, where he pleaded guilty to second- and third-degree rape in September.

Abdallah was arrested in February 2010 after a then-13-year-old girl told police he had kept her as a sex slave inside his apartment for several months until she escaped.

Police say he held the runaway from July 2009 to December of that year, had sex with her more than 100 times and made her baby-sit his 1-year-old son.

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Abdallah's lawyer told the judge that all of his relations with girls were consensual.

The judge said he'd taken advantage of vulnerable runaways.