Sex for Rent?

By WBNG News

Sex for Rent?

July 22, 2010 Updated May 13, 2008 at 6:19 PM EDT

Rent payments are the focus of testimony in a federal child sex abuse case.

49 year old Dean Sacco of New Jersey and 46 year old Linda O'Connor of Norwich are charged with sex trafficking and child pornography in Federal court in Binghamton.

A Norwich girl alleges the two forced her to have sex to settle back rent payments starting in August 2006.

A Chenango County Department of Social Services worker testified she
was told by a Chenango County Mental Health Clinic employee that she suspected O'Connor was forcing the girl into prostituting herself for that reason.

But the executive director of the Norwich Housing Authority testified O'Connor received government assistance to pay rent in January 2008.

Defense attorneys showed receipt from Western Union for 18-hundred dollars.

O'Connor sent that money to Sacco to pay for 3 months rent.

In other testimony, an FBI agent said he never found pictures of the victim and Dean Sacco, or Linda O'Connor.

The girl claims they took pictures and videos of her having sex with Sacco.

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