Morris Prosecutor: West Orange Man Charged with Human Trafficking at Parsippany Hotel
Posted Monday, August 17th, 2020
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker and Parsippany Police Chief Andrew Miller announce the arrest of Mcquacy Goodridge, 28, of West Orange. Goodridge has been charged with four counts of Human Trafficking, Sexual Assault, Promoting Prostitution, Criminal Coercion, and Terroristic Threats.
It is alleged that between March, 2019 and Aug. 15, 2020,Goodridge forced a 31-yearold female victim to engage in acts of prostitution.
The defendant is alleged to have transported the victim to different locations within Morris County to have her engage in acts of prostitution, and he collected the money received after the sexual acts were completed.
The victim stated that over the course of the past year, the defendant emotionally and verbally abused her, and threatened physical harm. The victim also disclosed that on Aug. 15, 2020, at a Parsippany hotel, the defendant threatened to harm her and her family if she did not get additional clients, and forcibly engaged in an act of sex with her.
Goodridge is currently lodged at the Morris County Correctional Facility.
Anyone with information relating to this incident is encouraged to call Det. Martyna Ruminska of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6303 or the Parsippany Police Department at (973) 263-4300.
Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment and Major Crimes Units, the Parsippany Troy Hills Police Department, and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit and Emergency Response Team, for their efforts in this investigation.
Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-829-8159.