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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Bridgeport Man Sentenced to More Than 6 Years in Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking Minor

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that BRANDON WILLIAMS, also known as “14K,” 37, of Bridgeport, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 74 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for sex trafficking a minor girl.

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.

Judge Shea ordered WILLIAMS to pay $1980 in restitution to the victim.

WILLIAMS has been detained since his arrest on related state charges on August 26, 2015. On March 3, 2017, he pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking of a minor.

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

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Human Trafficking
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Updated August 24, 2017