D.A. Bragg Announces Charges Against 62-Year-Old Man for Raping, Trafficking 14-Year-Old Runaway Girl

July 14, 2022

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg today announced the indictment of GLEN JOHNSON, 62, for forcibly raping a 14-year-old runaway girl he encountered at Penn Station, and then forcing her to have sex with multiple other men while he collected payment. JOHNSON is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with Sex Trafficking of a Child, Rape in the First and Second Degrees, and Criminal Sexual Act in the Second Degree.[1]
“Unfortunately, while the allegations in this case are utterly disturbing, it is by no means unique,” said District Attorney Bragg. “Far from the common misconception of sex trafficking – where young women are kidnapped in foreign countries and transported across borders – sex trafficking is happening right in our backyard. Again and again, we see traffickers target runaway children in our busiest transit hubs and use various forms of coercion to force them to perform commercial sexual acts. My Office’s Human Trafficking Response Unit is fully equipped to not only conduct these investigations, but to support survivors, with dedicated investigators working alongside specially trained social workers. Please call our hotline at 212-335-3400.” 

According to court documents and statements made on the record in court, on March 9, 2022, JOHNSON encountered a 14-year-old girl in Penn Station who had taken an Amtrak train to Manhattan after running away from home. JOHNSON offered to take care of her to convince her to accompany him, and then forcibly raped her. The next day, JOHNSON took the victim to an alley in Manhattan where multiple men raped her – one of whom paid the defendant afterward. JOHNSON brought the victim back to Penn Station, where Amtrak police officers recognized the child from a missing persons flyer and intervened. The defendant left and was later arrested following an investigation conducted by the Manhattan D.A.’s Office and the NYPD.
Assistant D.A. Marcella Lupski is handling the prosecution of this case under the supervision of Assistant D.A. Pierre Griffith (Deputy Chief of the Human Trafficking Response Unit), Assistant D.A. Justin McNabney (Chief of the Human Trafficking Response Unit) and Executive Assistant D.A. Joyce Smith (Chief of the Special Victims Division).
D.A. Bragg thanked Lieutenant Amy Capogna and Detective Judith Moreno of the NYPD Human Trafficking Squad; Police Officer William Pease of the MTA Police; and Police Officers Timothy Proudman and Christian Medina of the Amtrak Police.
Defendant Information:
New York, NY

  • Sex Trafficking of a Child, a class B felony, one count
  • Rape in the First Degree, a class B felony, one count
  • Rape in the Second Degree, a class D felony, one count
  • Criminal Sexual Act in the Second Degree, a class D felony, one count


[1] The charges contained in the indictment are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. All factual recitations are derived from documents filed in court and statements made on the record in court.