New York woman sentenced in Connecticut sex trafficking case

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A New York City woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for her role in the sex trafficking of two teenage girls.

Kaya Walters was also sentenced in federal court to six years of probation.

Prosecutors say the 24-year-old Walters and Edward Thomas recruited the 16- and 17-year-old girls and held them at a Milford hotel.

While the younger girl escaped from a window after several hours, the older girl continued to work for about a month, turning over all the money she earned in prostitution to Thomas. When the girl attempted to leave, Thomas forcibly restrained her.

Thomas was previously convicted and sentenced to more than 17 years in prison.

Walters pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor.
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