BROOKLYN, NY – Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Jordan Adderley, 30, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned charges of sex trafficking of a child, compelling prostitution, rape and other crimes. The defendant allegedly forced a 16-year-old girl to trade sex for cash with strangers and then pocketed all the money for himself throughout the entire month of September 2020.
District Attorney Katz said, “Sex trafficking is not a choice – it is forced submission to trade sex for money using intimidation, physical abuse and manipulation. The defendant in this case allegedly used brute aggression to make this youngster perform sex acts with men. He is also accused of using her for his own sexual gratification. This cannot stand. The defendant was apprehended outside the Umbrella Hotel, as he waited for the victim to finish working for him. Now, he awaits judgment by a jury of 12.”
Adderley, of Watkins Street in Brooklyn, was arraigned before Acting Queens Supreme Court Justice Peter Vallone Jr., on a 17-count indictment charging him with sex trafficking of a child, sex trafficking, compelling prostitution, promoting prostitution in the second degree, rape in the third degree, criminal sexual act in the third degree, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, assault in the third degree, attempted rape in the third degree, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree. Justice Vallone set the defendant’s return date for November 23, 2020.
If convicted, Adderley faces up to 25 years in prison. According to the charges, from September 1st through October 1st of this year Adderley allegedly took the victim to various hotels, including the Umbrella Hotel on Queens Boulevard and the Hillcrest Hotel on Hillside Avenue, where he allegedly forced her to have sex with various men for money. The defendant set a pay scale for short sexual encounters and for longer interactions. He told the girl she owed him money and she was forced to turn over all the money for having sex with strangers to the defendant. DA Katz said, the defendant while renting a room at the Hillcrest Hotel allegedly had sexual intercourse and oral sex with the teenager. One occasion, he allegedly pried open the girl’s legs and attempted to force himself on her as she told him to stop and begged him not to hit her.
Additionally, Adderley is accused of trafficking the child and threatening the victim with death if she did not comply. On another occasion, he also wrapped his hands around her neck and choked her to the point the teenager thought she was going to pass out. Continuing, said the DA, on October 1st an undercover police officer responded to an online prostitution advertisement and engaged the girl in a conversation. A deal was struck to trade money for sex inside the Umbrella Hotel.
The defendant drove the teenager and dropped her off for the prostitution date with the man, who unbeknownst to either of them was an undercover officer. Shortly after dropping the teenager off in front of the hotel, another police officer located the defendant outside the hotel waiting inside a vehicle.
Adderley allegedly had an open container of alcohol visible. Police arrested the defendant, and allegedly found more than 30 glassine packets of cocaine. The investigation was conducted by Detective Olahshina Williams, of the Vice Human Trafficking Team, under the supervision of Lieutenant Amy Capogna. Assistant District Attorney Kiran Cheema, of the District Attorney’s Human Trafficking Bureau, is prosecuting the case, with the assistance of Paralegals Roxana Comanescu and Marcela Sanchez, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Jessica Melton, Bureau Chief, and under the overall supervision of Executive Assistant District Attorney for Investigations Gerard A. Brave