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 her find freedom. In furtherance of this, he rented a room at the Hillcrest Hotel in Queens, where he taught the victim how to sell her body for sex in exchange for money. He also had sexual intercourse and oral sex with the underage girl, who was almost half his age. The defendant’s scheme included a trip to the now-defunct Umbrella Hotel on Queens Boulevard, where an undercover New York Police Department team rescued the child. Officers also found the defendant waiting for the victim in a car outside the hotel, with dozens of glassines of cocaine.

Assistant District Attorney Kiran Cheema, of the District Attorney’s Human Trafficking Bureau, prosecuted the case, with the assistance of Trial Preparation Assistant Marcela Sanchez, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Jessica Melton, Bureau Chief, Assistant District Attorney Tara DiGregorio, Assistant Deputy Bureau Chief, and under the overall supervision of Executive Assistant District Attorney for Investigations Gerard A. Brave.