Press Release


Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Jordan Adderley, 32, was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to sex trafficking of a child, rape and other crimes. The defendant profited from the prostitution of a 16-year-old girl whom he drove to various hotels, including the now-closed Umbrella Hotel in Kew Gardens, to have sex with male customers in exchange for cash. The victim engaged in prostitution acts between September and October of 2020.

District Attorney Katz said, “This defendant lined his pockets with the money the victim made performing sex acts on strangers. Sex trafficking is a degrading industry that has caused irreparable harm to this young teenager. Although we cannot undo the trauma, we are holding this defendant accountable, and he will now spend time behind bars for his egregious actions.”

Adderley, of Watkins Street in Brooklyn, pleaded guilty on last month 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. Supreme Court Justice Peter Vallone, Jr. yesterday sentenced the defendant to 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, the defendant met the victim, who was a runaway teenager, in September 2020. He manipulated the youngster into thinking he would help her find freedom. Adderley rented a room at the Hillcrest Hotel in Queens and taught the victim how to sell her body for cash. The defendant also had sexual intercourse and oral sex with the teenager, who was nearly half his age. The defendant’s orchestrated a trip to the now-shuttered Umbrella Hotel on Queens Boulevard, where an undercover New York Police Department team rescued the child. The defendant was discovered by police outside the hotel in his car waiting for the victim. During the arrest, police recovered dozens of glassines of cocaine.

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

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