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District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 15, 2016

New York Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for 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,” 26, most recently of the Bronx, N.Y., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for 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. 

When ANATE pleaded guilty to the offense on June 9, 2016, he admitted that he knew the victim was under the age of 18.

Judge Bryant ordered ANATE to pay $42,000 in restitution to the victim.

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

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

Topic: 
Human Trafficking
Updated September 15, 2016