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Ex-group home worker gets 10 years for sex trafficking teen

May 9, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former supervisor at a Rhode Island group home that contracted with the state child welfare agency has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl.

The U.S. attorney says 29-year-old Reysean Williams was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in November to sex trafficking a child.

Prosecutors say Williams and another man advertised the girl online and brought her to hotels in Rhode Island, New York and Massachusetts to meet with men to perform sex acts for money.

The money paid to the 17-year-old was turned over to Williams and his accomplice.

Williams worked at a group home in Pawtucket that provided services for the state Department of Children, Youth and Families.

The accomplice, Leandro Gomes, was sentenced in March to three years in prison.