A Jamaican man in East Hartford, Connecticut has been sent to prison for eleven years after pleading guilty to child sex trafficking.
Joel Lindsay, also known as "Joey Guapo," was sentenced Thursday, two years after his arrest.
He faces deportation following his prison term.
According to documents and statements made in court, in October 2019, Lindsay, 24, conspired with his associate, Joseph Pina, to recruit, entice and transport a 16-year-old girl to engage in commercial sex acts.
The two men and another individual picked up the minor and took her to a hotel in the town of East Windsor in Connecticut.
They posted photographs of the girl on a website to advertise her sexual services.
Lindsay and Pina then arranged prostitution appointments.
All the money the teenager earned from the appointments, she gave to Lindsay.
The investigation further revealed that Lindsay and Pina engaged in sexual activity with the victim, even though they knew she was under the age of 18.
She also reported to investigators that the Jamaican physically assaulted her.
Lindsay was arrested on August 20, 2020.
On October 15, 2021, he pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a minor.
Pina pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor and, on March 2 this year was sentenced to 96 months imprisonment.