The minor victim worked as a prostitute for MORRIS from November 2014 to April 2015, and from November 2015 to May 2016, seeing approximately 10 customers per day.
MORRIS engaged in sexual activity with the minor victim, and began beating her a few weeks after she arrived in Bridgeport.
On May 2, 2016, investigators found the minor victim at a hotel in East Hartford after she contacted her mother who then called police. MORRIS had recently beaten the minor victim, who had visible scars and signs of physical abuse. She also had a tattoo on the back of her neck with the name “King Sin” underneath a large bar code.
MORRIS has been detained since his arrest on August 16, 2016. On May 12, 2017, he pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking of a minor.
Judge Meyer ordered MORRIS to pay the minor victim restitution of $100,000, which is a conservative estimate of how much money the minor victim earned in prostitution when she was with MORRIS.
This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bridgeport Police Department, East Hartford Police Department, Stratford Police Department and New York Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sarala V. Nagala and Stephen B. Reynolds.