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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 3, 2017

Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of A Minor

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BRANDON WILLIAMS, also known as “14K,” 35, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to one count of sex trafficking of a minor.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in July and August 2015, WILLIAMS caused a minor female, who he knew was under the age of 18, to engage in commercial sex acts. The minor victim’s sexual services were advertised on the internet websites Backpage and Cityvibe, and WILLIAMS rented hotel rooms in which he and the minor victim stayed.

The charge of sex trafficking of a minor carries a maximum term of imprisonment of life. A sentencing date is not yet scheduled.

WILLIAMS has been detained since his arrest on related state charges on August 26, 2015.

This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Homeland Security Investigations, with the assistance of the Bridgeport Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sarala V. Nagala and David E. Novick.

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Human Trafficking
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Updated March 3, 2017