ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque man is facing multiple sex trafficking charges after federal agents say he forced five adults and one juvenile to engage in prostitution over the course of several years, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Elizabeth Martinez said Adonis Baker, 32, of Albuquerque is charged with forcing five adult victims and one juvenile victim to “engage in commercial sex acts” and with transporting them across state lines. She said Baker pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Thursday and was ordered to remain in jail until his trial.
Agents also arrested Leotha Williams, 56, of Tennessee, in Little Rock, Arkansas earlier this week. He faces one count of forcing an adult to engage in commercial sex trafficking and transporting that victim across state lines.
Williams is being transported to New Mexico to face these charges, Martinez said.
“This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of Homeland Security Investigations, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office and the Albuquerque Police Department,” Martinez said.
She did not give any additional additional details and court documents were not available Friday.