GREENWICH, Conn. -- A former Greenwich woman has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for sex trafficking, according to Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. attorney for Connecticut.
Sheena Dume, 23, was also sentenced Tuesday to 10 years of supervised release for her role in an operation that lured minors into a life of prostitution, Daly said.
Daly said Dume helped Wellington Brown recruit five underage victims.
Brown, who drove fancy cars and flashed his expensive jewelry, lured his victims with marijuana and promises of lucrative modeling careers, Daly said.
Brown and Dume covered the expenses of the operation, such as renting hotel rooms, providing transportation and condoms, and buying food for the victims, she said.
The victims took their customers to hotels in Stratford and Milford and were only given a small portion of the money they made, Daly said.
Brown and Dume were arrested in Maryland in 2014.
Last year, Dume pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor, and five counts of sex trafficking of a minor. She has been in prison since her arrest, Daly said. She was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven.
Brown pleaded guilty to the same six offenses and was sentenced last month to 10 ½ years in prison.
The case was investigated by the FBI with the aid of Milford and Stratford police; and the Connecticut State Police.
The state Department of Children and Families' Human Anti-Trafficking Response Team also assisted in the investigation.
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