Queens Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Runaway Teenager

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NEW YORK, NY (PRESS RELEASE) – Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Jordan Adderley, 32, has pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a child and other crimes for profiting from the prostitution of a 16-year-old girl. The defendant taught the youngster how to trade sex for cash and drove her to various hotels, including the now-shuttered Umbrella Hotel in Kew Gardens, to have sex with strangers in September and October 2020.

District Attorney Katz said, “No one can undo the trauma inflicted upon this young teenager by this defendant’s callous actions, but as a result of his guilty plea, secured by my Office, the defendant will serve prison time and be held accountable for these egregious crimes.”

Adderley, of Watkins Street in Brooklyn, pleaded guilty yesterday to sex trafficking of a child, sex trafficking, rape in the third degree, criminal sex act in the third degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree before Supreme Court Justice Peter Vallone, Jr. Sentencing was set for May 17, 2022. Justice Vallone indicated that he will order the defendant to serve a determinate term of eight years in prison, to be followed by five years’ post-release supervision.  The defendant will also be required to register as a sex offender.

According to Court records, in September 2020, the defendant met the victim, who was a runaway teenager. As part of his plan, the defendant began manipulating the victim into thinking he would help