- Associated Press - Monday, March 3, 2014

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Two people arrested in Connecticut last week have been indicted by a federal grand jury on sex trafficking charges.

The indictment alleges 39-year-old Edward Thomas and 22-year-old Kayla Walters, both of New York, conspired to recruit and transport a minor for prostitution between September 2012 and August 2013.

The indictment was returned under seal in New Haven on Feb. 24 and the defendants were arrested Friday at a hotel in Milford.

Federal prosecutors say the defendants appeared before a judge Monday in Hartford and were ordered detained.

Thomas and Walters were also arrested by Stratford police in a prostitution bust in October. The U.S. attorney’s office says the federal investigation was underway at the time.

It was not immediately clear whether the defendants have attorneys.

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