05.11.134:00 PM ET

NYC Man Arraigned for Sex Trafficking

Held three women in Manhattan apartment.

A Manhattan man was arrested, Saturday, for holding three women hostage in his apartment and forcing them into prostitution. Taye Ellerby, 35, was identified by police after they received a call from the mother of one of the girls, a 17-year-old who'd spent the past five months locked in Ellerby's apartment. Ellerby was charged with sex trafficking, prostitution, criminal trespass and may also face charges of endangering the welfare of a child, as a 4-year-old and 2-month-old--believed to be the children of one of his hostages--were also found in the apartment.