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Former Hartford Man Charged in Child Sex Trafficking Case

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A federal grand jury has indicted a former Hartford man on allegations he forced an underage girl into prostitution and advertised her services on the Internet with sexually explicit photos of her.

U.S. Attorney David Fein announced Wednesday that the grand jury in Hartford indicted 32-year-old Bruce Damico this week on charges of sex trafficking of children, interstate transportation of a minor for prostitution, transportation of child pornography and interstate transportation of two women for prostitution.

The indictment alleges Damico’s crimes with the girl occurred between July 2009 and January 2010. The charges carry a potential life prison sentence.

Damico, also a former resident of Providence, R.I., and Queens, N.Y., is jailed in Connecticut on more than $1 million bail on similar state charges. Judicial Branch records don’t list a lawyer for him.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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