Feds: Long Island Man Attempted To Kidnap 2 Sex Workers

WCBS 880 Newsroom
November 15, 2019 - 7:06 pm
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CORAM, N.Y. (WCBS 880/AP) — A 54-year-old father of two is accused of trying to kidnap prostitutes on two separate occasions.

Federal authorities say Andrew Frey has a history of violence towards sex workers and attempted to capture two women, but both escaped by jumping from his moving vehicle.

Frey pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of attempted kidnapping and attempted trafficking by force. The 54-year-old married father of two was ordered jailed pending a Nov. 22 court date.

Prosecutors say they found rope, zip ties and knot-tying manuals at his Coram home and that he kept handcuffs in his car.

A message seeking comment was left with Frey's lawyer.

Prosecutors say Frey tried to abduct one woman in October 2018, approached her again after she escaped, and targeted a second woman in July.

Another sex worker obtained a restraining order after Frey allegedly rammed her vehicle with his.

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