3 accused in Bridgeport sex trafficking ring

Authorities say they have arrested three people in connection with an alleged sex trafficking ring that was being run from a home in Bridgeport. Authorities

Police arrested 33-year-old Patricio Reyes and 29-year-old Dardo Reyes in an alleged prostitution ring that involves an organized crime operation in Mexico.

Police arrested 33-year-old Patricio Reyes and 29-year-old Dardo Reyes in an alleged prostitution ring that involves an organized crime operation in Mexico. (11/16/13)

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.

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.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

They say crews arrived shortly after receiving a 1 Woman killed in Norwalk fire
The incident happened at 4700 block of Main 2 Driver trapped in car after Bridgeport crash
A Stamford family says they're shocked to be 3 Family faces blight charges over racial slur on garage
Nassau Police say they arrested a 23-year-old man 4 Police: Uber driver beaten unconscious by passenger
The car went off of Stillwater Road into 5 Car crash sends two people into a ditch

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE