Woman sentenced for trafficking teen tattooed with bar code

Posted at 2:08 PM, Dec 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-06 14:08:26-05

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman won't serve any more time behind bars for her involvement in the sex trafficking of a teenager who was tattooed with a bar code to show that she was property.

Neshaya Dozier was sentenced Wednesday to the nine months she spent in federal prison and the seven months she has lived in a reintegration facility since her arrest.

Dozier pleaded guilty to a sex trafficking charge in September.

Prosecutors say Dozier was found last year with the 16-year-old victim inside a hotel room. Authorities say the teenager was covered in bruises and had been tattooed on her neck with a bar code and the words "Kin Sin," a reference to Dozier's boyfriend.

The defense says Dozier's boyfriend ran the prostitution ring and Dozier also was a victim.