Exclusive: Seattle’s new ‘street czar’ once went to jail for trafficking a 16-year-old girl
Discussion posted by: David McNamara
Andre Taylor, the former pimp who was appointed Seattle’s “Street Czar” by Mayor Jenny Durkan, was convicted in 2000 of seven prostitution-related counts, three involving a 16-year-old girl on the charge of child trafficking, two involving adult women and two counts of money-laundering. His bail was set at $2.2 million at his preliminary hearing in 1998. Court documents state that after meeting the 16-year-old in Las Vegas, he took her to San Francisco and trafficked her there. Afterwards, she returned to her grandmother in Fla., but Taylor paid her way back to Las Vegas and continued to sell her for sex. Additionally, the court documents state that Taylor took her to Phoenix to get a new fake ID, which showed the teen’s name as “Aston Royce,” aged 21.