Two people arrested in Connecticut last week have been indicted by a federal grand jury on sex trafficking charges.
The indictment alleges 39-year-old Edward Thomas and 22-year-old Kayla Walters, both of New York, conspired to recruit and transport a minor for prostitution between September 2012 and August 2013.
The indictment was returned under seal in New Haven on Feb. 24 and the defendants were arrested Friday at a hotel in Milford.
Federal prosecutors say the defendants appeared before a judge Monday in Hartford and were ordered detained.
Thomas and Walters were also arrested by Stratford police in a prostitution bust in October. The U.S. attorney's office says the federal investigation was underway at the time.
It was not immediately clear whether the defendants have attorneys.