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Three defendants plead guilty to federal charges in sex trafficking ring

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Three defendants pleaded guilty on Oct. 15 in federal court to charges of sex trafficking and coercion and enticement to engage in prostitution.

                       Adonis Baker, 35, of Albuquerque, pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a child.  He admitted meeting “Jane Doe 6,” a teen between the ages of 15 and 18, while in Phoenix between Aug. 15, 2017, and Aug. 17, 2017.  Baker convinced “Jane Doe 6” to get into his car by offering her drugs.  Baker then drove her to Albuquerque, and took her to his apartment where he told her she was to engage in commercial sex acts.  Baker faces a sentence of 14 years in prison based on the terms of his plea agreement. 

                  Inkosi Grandberry, 38, of Albuquerque, pleaded guilty to transportation for prostitution by coercion and enticement.   Grandberry admitted in a plea agreement to committing this offense on June 3, 2015.  Grandberry aided and abetted Adonis Baker in persuading “Jane Doe 1” to travel by automobile from Phoenix to Albuquerque for prostitution.  Grandberry paid for a hotel in Phoenix as part of the offense.  Grandberry faces up to 20 years in prison. 

                       Leotha Williams, 58, of Memphis, Tennessee, also pleaded guilty to transportation for prostitution by coercion and enticement.    Williams admitted in a plea agreement to approaching “Jane Doe 2” with Adonis Baker at a bus stop in Albuquerque between June 2016 and September 2016.  Williams and Baker instructed “Jane Doe 2” to get into a vehicle with them.  They then traveled to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where Williams ensured “Jane Doe 2” engaged in prostitution.  Williams faces 36 months to 60 months in prison under the terms of the plea agreement.  The defendants will be sentenced at a later date to be scheduled by the court.

                       Homeland Security Investigations investigated this case with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Albuquerque Police Department, and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Letitia Simms and Joseph M. Spindle are prosecuting the case.

Updated October 21, 2019

Press Release Number: 19-167