NASSAU COUNTY, NY — A Baldwin man was arraigned this week on charges of trafficking a teenager across Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn for sex.
Jordan McCormick, 29, of Baldwin, was arraigned on three counts of sex trafficking, one count of second-degree promoting prostitution and one count of third-degree promoting prostitution. Bail was set at $500,000 bond or $250,000 cash. He is due back in court Sept. 18.
“For nearly a year, Jordan McCormick allegedly drugged and physically abused a young woman in order to sell her for sex for his own profit,” said Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas in a statement. “Sex traffickers intentionally target vulnerable young people by luring them with false promises of safety, security and a feeling of belonging. My office is committed to holding defendants like Jordan McCormick accountable for their exploitative crimes.”
According to Singas, from September 2019 to June 2020, McCormick trafficked his teenage victim at different hotels and locations in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Brooklyn. Singas said he physically abused the girl and drugged her so that she could stay awake and make money for him. He profited from acts of prostitution the girl performed, Singas said.
McCormick was arrested by the Nassau County Police Department on Sept. 9.
If convicted of all charges, McCormick faces up to 25 years in prison.
Singas said if someone you know is being trafficked, contact the NCDA’s human trafficking tip line at 516-571-7757.