MERIDEN — A city man was sentenced Tuesday to more than 15 years in prison for sex trafficking three teenage girls and violating conditions of his supervised release from a previous federal drug conviction.
Carlen Davis, 37, was sentenced in Hartford federal court to 188 months in prison, to be followed by 15 years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking of a minor in August 2017.
In 2015 and 2016, Davis recruited, harbored and transported three teenage girls to engage in sex acts at hotels in Meriden, Milford and Hamden. He also advertised the girls’ services on Backpage.com, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Davis was arrested on related state charges in December 2016, which remain pending. He has been held since his arrest.
In September 2006, Davis was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison followed by five years of supervised released for distributing crack cocaine. Due to changes in sentencing guidelines, he was released in June 2014.