MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Baldwin man was arraigned yesterday on a grand jury indictment for allegedly sex trafficking a teenage victim across Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Brooklyn from September 2019 to June 2020.
Jordan McCormick, 29, of Baldwin, was arraigned before Judge Robert McDonald on three counts of sex trafficking (a B felony), one count of promoting prostitution in the second degree (a C felony) and one count promoting prostitution in the third degree (a D felony). The NCDA requested that the defendant be remanded, and bail was set at $500,000 bond or $250,000 cash or $1 million partially secured bond. The defendant is due back in court on September 18. If convicted of all counts, he faces a maximum of up to 25 years in prison.
“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 DA Singas. “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.”
DA Singas said that beginning in approximately September 2019 and through June 2020, the defendant allegedly trafficked a victim at different hotels and locations in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Brooklyn. McCormick allegedly physically abused the teenager and allegedly drugged her so that she could stay awake to make more money for him. The defendant is accused of profiting from acts of prostitution by the victim.
The defendant was arrested by members of the Nassau County Police Department on September 9.
If you or a person you know is being trafficked, please contact the NCDA’s human trafficking tip line at 516-571-7757.
Assistant District Attorney Christine Guida, Chief of DA Singas’ Human Trafficking Unit, is prosecuting this case. The defendant was represented at arraignment by Timothy Aldridge, Esq.
The charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty.