NEW YORK – – Prosecutors on Friday overturned a case against a Bronx man charged with, among other things, sex trafficking in children and promoting prostitution.
New York Attorney General Letitia James said 57-year-old Paul Alexander of the Bronx, a registered sex offender, faces a prison sentence of up to 50 years if convicted on the highest count in the 17-point indictment.
James accused Alexander, who is listed as the CEO of a private jet charter company, of sexually abusing young girls and making sure other men have access to them in order to have sex.
Authorities said an investigation began after female minors reported Alexander to the NYPD for sexually abusing them and other underage girls and for promoting them to prostitution with other men.
An undercover cop then met with Alexander, who billed him a total of $ 300 for sex with a 12-year-old victim and a 14-year-old victim, and encouraged the undercover cop to use alcohol and marijuana to make the victims more cooperative close .
“The sexual exploitation of children is shameful, disgusting and obviously illegal,” said Attorney General James. “Adults have a responsibility to protect children, but Alexander’s alleged actions have exposed minors to immeasurable pain and suffering. My office will continue to use every tool in our arsenal to eradicate sex traffickers and child abusers and bring justice to their victims. I thank the NYPD for their partnership in this work. “
“Today’s charges continue to confirm the NYPD’s unwavering commitment to fighting the sex trafficking and protecting the survivors of this heinous crime,” said Dermot Shea, NYPD commissioner. “I commend our NYPD investigators and the New York Attorney General for their sustained work on this important case.”
The investigation also found that between 2018 and 2020, Alexander lured female adolescent victims (between the ages of 12 and 16) into his Bronx apartment with marijuana and food, and then attempted sexual acts with them in order to expose and show them off Victim nudes.
Alexander, 57, was arrested in December and remains in custody. A message was left with his lawyer asking for a comment.
With the Associated Press.