Who is Paul Alexander? Private jet CEO, 57, busted after he charges undercover cop $300 for sex with 2 minor girls
The investigation into Alexander, named 'Operation Mile High' due to his profession, was first started in March after he was reported to the NYPD by a female minor
The CEO of a private jet company, Paul Alexander, 57, was busted for sex trafficking of children across state lines after he was caught trying to sell sex with two underage girls to an undercover agent, the New York Attorney General said. He has been charged with multiple counts of sex trafficking minors after months-long investigation by the NYPD and the New York Attorney General's office, reports Daily Mail. As per the report, Alexander is a registered sex offender and was arrested on Thursday, December 3, for allegedly sex trafficking children throughout New York City.
The Daily Mail report says that the investigation claims to have used undercover agents, covert recording devices and social media to get to Alexander as he allegedly charged an undercover police officer $300 for sex with a 12-year-old and 14-year-old child. Alexander, who claims to be the CEO of Central Jet Charter, a private aircraft charter company, also allegedly recommended the undercover cop that they should use marijuana and alcohol to make the victims more cooperative. As per his record on the New York sex offender registry, Alexander has previously been convicted of first-degree sexual abuse and possession of child pornography.
The investigation into Alexander, named 'Operation Mile High' due to his profession, was first started in March after he was reported to the NYPD by a female minor, according to a statement from the AG's office. The girl alleged that Alexander sexually abused her and other underage girls and promoted them for prostitution to other men. He has two previous convictions that placed him on the registry: first-degree sexual abuse in 1996 along with a separate conviction for possessing child pornography in 2003. There were no further details released on Alexander’s potential number of victims or for how long he had run the operation.
In the statement, Attorney General Letitia James said, “There is nothing more reprehensible than sexually exploiting a child.” She added, “This individual’s alleged actions jeopardized the health and safety of our children and highlighted the critical need for these new protections that strengthen our ability to hold perpetrators accountable for these gross violations of the law. I thank the NYPD for their partnership in this investigation, and I will continue to use all the tools at my office’s disposal to hold accountable those who seek to abuse our children.”
NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said, “The NYPD and our law enforcement partners share a commitment to protect the survivors of child trafficking, and we will continue to fight on behalf of our society’s most vulnerable individuals.” Shea also said, “I thank and commend the NYPD detectives involved in this investigation and the New York State Office of the Attorney General for their efforts to ensure child predators are taken off our streets. The NYPD will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to eradicate the trafficking of children in our city and work to bring justice to victims of these heinous crimes.”
Alexander was charged in Bronx County Criminal Court on Saturday, December 5 and charged with sex trafficking of a child, attempted sex trafficking of a child, related counts of first and second degrees of promoting prostitution and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He faces up to 50 years in prison if convicted on the top charges.
He is a Level 3 Sex Offender, for sex trafficking children throughout New York City. Alexander’s arrest is the result of a joint investigation between the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Task Force (OCTF) and the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Vice Major Case Squad, Human Trafficking Team. This also marks the first time James has charged a defendant with the newly enacted crime of Sex Trafficking of a Child.