Glendale man faces child prostitution charges

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Andre Antonio Adams By Jennifer Thomas Andre Antonio Adams By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- A Glendale man faces child prostitution charges after police said they located two 15-year-old victims.

Members of the Greater Phoenix Area Human Trafficking Task Force were searching online ads to locate victims of human trafficking and found an ad that had pictures of females who appeared to be young, according to court documents.

Members of the task force set up a prostitution deal involving the two girls. They contacted the girls and discovered that both were 15 years old, listed as runaways and working as prostitutes, according to the documents.

One of the girls told police that they were working for a pimp named "Chicago" and that he knew they were underage, according to the court records. The other girl told police that he was there to keep them safe and to give them money when they needed things.

The half-sisters said they had worked for "Chicago" for only a few days. One of the teens said she had worked for someone else but left him for "Chicago" because he promised her that she "would get beautiful stuff and travel," according to court documents.

The girls said they previously had sex with a man who paid them $300 and they gave the money to "Chicago."

Police later identified "Chicago" as Andre Antonio Adams, 31, through Facebook and phone numbers. He was arrested Saturday in Phoenix. Police said they found a clear plastic baggie containing cocaine in his jeans pocket.

According to court paperwork, Adams admitted to being the girls' pimp and renting a hotel room to conduct prostitution activities.

Adams was booked into Fourth Avenue Jail. He faces four counts of child prostitution, two counts of attempted child prostitution and one count of possession of narcotic drugs.

His bond was set at $20,000.