Duo charged with sex trafficking of minors

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Two former Connecticut residents are accused of sex trafficking of five minors, prosecutors said.

Wellington Brown, 25, formerly of Hartford, and Sheena Dume, 21, of formerly of Stratford and Greenwich, are each charged with sex trafficking of a minor and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor. Both were indicted, and have been arraigned in New Haven federal court.

According to the indictment, between June 2013 and February 2014, t”the suspects conspired with each other and with other individuals to recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, obtain, and maintain five different minor victims, knowing that the minors would be caused to engage in a commercial sex act.”  They were arrested July 30 in Glen Burnie, Maryland, on July 30, 2014.

The case is assigned to United States District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven.
This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, aided by the Milford Police Department and the Stratford Police Department. US Attorney Daly recognized the significant assistance provided by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, particularly its Human Ant-Trafficking Response Team (“HART”). The case is being prosecuted by AUSA’s David Novick and Mark Silverman.

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