The owner of a charter flight company has been charged with sex trafficking after being caught in an injection operation offering sex with a 12-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl for $ 300, authorities said.
On LinkedIn, Paul Alexander was the high-flying CEO of Central Jet Charter, but prior to launching the company, he was a two-time criminal convicted of sexual assault and child pornography.
In March, a young underage girl went to the police and told them that Alexander, 57, had abused her and was extracting her from clients. This sparked an investigation, dubbed Operation Mile High, by the NYPD and the New York attorney general’s office.
Investigators say the initial investigation determined that Alexander, who lives in the Bronx, was bringing girls across state lines, and they decided to catch him red-handed.
An undercover cop posing as a client met Alexander – who showed him nude photos of the girls, charged him $ 300 for sex with them, and suggested he give them drugs and marijuana so that ‘they are more cooperative, authorities said.
Alexander was arrested on Thursday – the first time Attorney General Letitia James has charged someone under a new law covering child sex trafficking. “There is nothing more reprehensible than the sexual exploitation of a child,” she said in a statement.
Alexander, who was being held without bail, faces up to 50 years in prison – where he has served time several times over the years. He is a level 3 registered sex offender following a sexual assault conviction against a woman of unknown age in 1996 and in 2o03 he was convicted of possession of an obscene spectacle by a child who was not his foreign.
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