Adam David Zimmer, 35, has been sentenced to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty last May to charges of the sex trafficking of a minor and employing a minor in drug operations. Zimmer was also sentenced to 10 years of supervised release. A restitution hearing was set to January 4, 2013.
The federal charges arose in November of 2011 when a Lane County Sheriff’s Deputy, received information that Zimmer was dealing drugs to children and prostituting young girls. Two 15-year-old girls later told deputies Zimmer offered them cocaine, marijuana, and ecstasy pills at his home. Zimmer also solicited the girls to work as prostitutes by telling them that he would pay each of them $100 every time they “went on a date.” During this time period, deputies learned that Zimmer also had an adult woman, identified as “Queen,” working for him as a prostitute.
Last December deputies instructed an informant to send a text to Zimmer asking if he had any young girls available to meet at a local hotel. Zimmer replied that he did and began speaking directly with an undercover deputy about sending over two girls. In several lengthy recorded conversations, Zimmer described how he could make several different young girls available to the deputy for prostitution. He referred to the girls as “Prosti-Tots” and said they were “full service” and would do whatever he wanted.
Zimmer told the undercover agent that “Blondie” as 15-year-old B.O., was the only girl available and that she would cost $500 for one hour. Zimmer also described how Blondie was highly intoxicated from eating psilocybin mushrooms. When the deputy told him that he had never used mushrooms before, Zimmer offered to send a bag of mushrooms as well as condoms with Blondie to the hotel. He went on to say that he would include the cost of the mushrooms in the total $500 price. When Zimmer arrived at a local hotel with Blondie, he was arrested for compelling prostitution. A search of Blondie’s person and handbags produced a bag of psilocybin mushrooms and condoms.
This case was investigated by the FBI, Eugene Police Department, and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kemp L. Strickland.