Kaelin Alexander, aka Chantz, and a woman, face charges of sex trafficking for allegedly forcing a 16-years-old girl to prostitute in Brooklyn

Kaelin Alexander, also known as Chantz, 23, of Staten Island, was arraigned Thursday in connection with the charges he faces. However, his co-defendant remains unarrested, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said.
  • A man and a woman face charges of sex trafficking a 16-year-old girl in Brooklyn, the district attorney announced Thursday.
  • Kaelin Alexander, also known as Chantz, 23, of Staten Island, was arraigned Thursday with the charges he faces. However, his co-defendant remains at large, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said.
  • Both Alexander and his co-defendant, whom prosecutors have not yet publicly identified, are charged with 12 counts of sex trafficking of a child, promoting prostitution in the second, third, and fourth degrees, and endangering the welfare of a child.

NEW YORK — A man and a woman face charges of sex trafficking a 16-year-old girl in Brooklyn, the district attorney announced Thursday.

Kaelin Alexander, also known as Chantz, 23, of Staten Island, was arraigned Thursday with the charges he faces. However, his co-defendant remains at large, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said.

Both Alexander and his co-defendant, whom prosecutors have not yet publicly identified, are charged with 12 counts of sex trafficking of a child, promoting prostitution in the second, third, and fourth degrees, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Alexander was ordered to return to court on Jan. 23, 2023. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison and must register as a sex offender. Information about Alexander’s attorney was not immediately available.

Also read: Family arrested for sex trafficking in Sayville Motor Lodge motel in Long Island.

According to the district attorney, citing the investigation, between Aug. 7 and Aug. 19, the duo forced the victim, a 16-year-old girl, to perform sex work in exchange for money in East New York, Brooklyn, walking along Pennsylvania Avenue, which is an area known for this activity, while the defendants waited in Alexander’s car.

According to information in the case, the New York City Police Department subsequently received information about the possible sex trafficking of a 16-year-old girl, an investigation was launched, and the young victim was rescued on October 17 after an undercover operation was conducted.

“These defendants allegedly took advantage of a teenage girl, forcing her to have sex repeatedly with several men in exchange for money that the defendants took from her,” Gonzalez said. “We do not tolerate this outrageous conduct, and I will continue to hold accountable anyone who criminally exploits vulnerable young people in Brooklyn.”