We sometimes hear about people getting in trouble for sex trafficking, but it always seems to be a rather low-profile ordeal. As you are about to see, however, that isn’t always the case. After all, a senior executive of a private charter jet company, who is also a convicted sex offender, has been arrested. The charges include child sex trafficking. It was all part of a sting operation while he was trying to sell two underage girls for sex to an undercover police officer. After the arrest, the New York Attorney General’s Office reported on the issue.
The probe had been ongoing for months and involved numerous agencies prior to the time that 57-year-old Paul Alexander was arrested. Within the New York Police Department, it was known as “Operation Mile High,” which referred to how Alexander was the CEO of Central Jet Charter. They had been investigating him since March for sexually exploiting children and trafficking them across state lines. One of the underaged victims of this executive came forward and alleged that he had been pimping her out and spoke about the abuse of her and other victims.
Private Jet Charter CEO Paul Alexander charged with child sex trafficking. Wonder who his clients were and whether they’ll also be charged. https://t.co/2ilQnywXtj
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Evidence was uncovered during the investigation that Alexander, who lived in the Bronx, was trafficking children using Central Jet Charter to hide his criminal activity. Alexander would allegedly tell Johns, that they could win over the teens by driving them around and giving them ‘a couple of dollars’ and some food.
— New York Post (@nypost) December 5, 2020
Alexander was already registered as a level 3 sex offender for a sexual assault conviction against a female in 1996. He also was convicted of possession of an obscene performance by a child in 2003. One of his neighbors, Dan Santiago, said that his apartment was a hotspot of bizarre activity. Alexander is now facing multiple charges, including child abuse, child trafficking, and similar charges.