- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A Jamaican man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for sex trafficking of minors in Connecticut.

Federal prosecutors say 26-year-old Wellington Brown recruited five victims for prostitution, luring some of them with false promises of modeling careers.

Brown was sentenced Thursday in federal court in New Haven to 10 1/2 years in prison.

Authorities say the victims engaged in prostitution at hotels in Stratford and Milford and provided tens of thousands of dollars to Brown.

Brown, a former resident of Hartford, pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor and five counts of sex trafficking of a minor.

Brown was arrested in 2014 with an accomplice, Sheena Dume, who is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty last year to sex trafficking.

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