- Associated Press - Friday, November 18, 2016

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to charges he prostituted a 17-year-old girl and distributed the heroin that led to her fatal overdose.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 40-year-old Ramon Gomez, of Uncasville, pleaded guilty Thursday to sex trafficking of a minor and possession with intent to distribute heroin.

Gomez faces a minimum prison term of 10 years and a maximum of life for the sex trafficking charge and a maximum of 20 years for the heroin charge. He’s scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 10.

Authorities say Olivia Roark was found unresponsive of a suspected heroin overdose at a Groton hotel on May 29. She was taken to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Authorities say Gomez sold heroin to a person who provided it to the teen.

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