Man Holds 15-Year-Old Boy Captive As Sex Slave
A Bronx man was arrested after he allegedly held a 15-year-old boy hostage as a sex slave.
PIX11 reports that Michael Barreto, 31, was arrested after a federal warrant was executed on Tuesday morning.
The young boy’s family had reported him missing. After the search warrant was carried out, police found the boy in the apartment.
Police found sexual videos and pictures of the teen on Barreto’s phone and computer.
Following his arrest, other boys and neighbors came to speak out. He has allegedly had numerous incidents involving sexual misconduct. One anonymous boy details his ordeal,
“One time, he took out his penis and started chasing me down the hallway,” he said. “I told my dad and we called, the police came, arrested him.”
The boy said he was just 9 years old at the time of the assault.
Barreto has been arrested before for luring a child to commit a sex act. Police are urging other victims to come forward.