BRIDGEPORT - Authorities say they have arrested three people in connection with an alleged sex trafficking ring that was being run from a home in Bridgeport.
Police and federal authorities raided 246 Lexington Ave. in the Hollow section of the city.
The investigation began more than a year ago when police say they learned that an organized crime operation in Mexico was controlling a prostitution ring in Bridgeport.
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Authorities say adult women of Mexican descent were held behind locked doors after being ferried between Bridgeport and New York for the purpose of having sex.
Police arrested 33-year-old Patricio Reyes, 29-year-old Dardo Reyes and 36-year-old Emiliano Alameda-Cabrera.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who called the alleged human trafficking “modern-day slavery,” says that he is spearheading new legislation that will make it harder for interstate sex rings to operate.