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3rd man charged in Hartford sex trafficking case

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A third man has been charged in connection with a sex trafficking investigation involving an 18-year-old woman who was held against her will, physically abused and forced into prostitution in Connecticut.

Forty-three-year-old London Barnes of Hartford turned himself into police last week on charges of first-degree sexual assault, first-degree kidnapping and other offenses.

Two other men were also arrested in January and face similar charges.

Hartford police said they rescued the Enfield woman from a North End address in September. Authorities said the woman was held against her will for about a month and forced to have sex with men.

Barnes is being held on $600,000 bond. It wasn't immediately clear if he has an attorney who could comment.

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