Michael McCoy, 27, was arraigned in Roxbury District Court yesterday on charges of trafficking of a person for sexual servitude, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and threatening to commit a crime, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Judge Franco Gobourne agreed with a request from prosecutors for bail of $50,000, but rejected a request to have him wear a GPS monitor and obey a curfew if he makes bail, the DA's office says. However, he won't be going anywhere soon - the judge revoked his bail on two open cases out of Dorchester, in which he is charged with armed robbery, assault and battery and larceny of a motor vehicle.
Accorind to the DA's office, McCoy coerced a 19-year-old into prostitution on Jan. 5. Three days later, she allegedly told him he didn't want to sell herself anymore. And then, prosecutors say:
McKoy slapped her in the face and told her he was not afraid to kill her, then strangled her on and off for five minutes and struck her with a belt approximately 30 times, prosecutors said.
The victim hid at a friendâ€™s house for two days, during which time she received threatening text messages from McKoy, including one stating, "I'm going to have my peoples on the lookout for u after today."