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Thursday, June 9, 2016

New York Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of a Minor

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JORDAN ANATE, also known as “Pills” and “Che Pills,” 25, most recently of the Bronx, N.Y., pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to one count of sex trafficking of a minor.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 5, 2015, East Hartford Police encountered an underage girl in a room at a local motel.  The victim stated that she had met ANATE in New York and that, beginning in approximately December 2014, she had engaged in acts of prostitution at ANATE’s direction in various locations, including multiple trips to Connecticut.

The investigation revealed that the victim was prostituted by ANATE at hotels in Hartford, Manchester, New Britain and East Hartford.  The victim had seen several clients per week, giving all of the money to ANATE. 

In pleading guilty, ANATE admitted that he knew the victim was under the age of 18.

“The sex trafficking of minors is a form of modern day slavery,” said U.S. Attorney Daly.  “This defendant victimized a young runaway; a girl he knew was under the age of 18.  I thank the FBI and East Hartford Police Department for investigating this matter, recovering this victim, and preventing this defendant from victimizing any other girls or women for at least the next 10 years.”

Judge Bryant scheduled sentencing for September 14, 2016, at which time ANATE faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a maximum term of imprisonment of life.

ANATE has been detained since his arrest on March 5, 2015.

This matter has been investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the East Hartford Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sarala V. Nagala and David E. Novick.

Updated June 9, 2016