The Brooklyn pimp who led a young woman working as a prostitute to a fatal encounter has been sentenced to 3 years in prison on Friday.
Akeem Cruz was responsible for setting up Megan Waterman, who was from Maine, on her last meeting with a customer in June 2010. Waterman was one of the women whose remains were later found along Gilgo Beach in Suffolk County.
Cruz, who was also Waterman's boyfriend, brought her to a Hauppauge motel to meet the client. She never returned from the meeting.
Waterman's body was discovered along Gilgo Beach in December 2010. Ten sets of human remains were found in the area. The murders are believed to be the work of a single serial killer. However, no suspect has been identified or charged. At least four of the victims worked as prostitutes.
Cruz has been jailed since last January on charges of interstate transportation of women for the purpose of prostitution.
Waterman left behind a young child, who is being cared for by her family members.