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Because Thompson appeals from a judgment of conviction entered after a jury  trial, we “draw the facts from the evidence presented at trial, viewed in the light most  favorable to the government.” United States v. Allen, 864 F.3d 63, 69 n.8 (2d Cir. 2017)  (internal quotation marks omitted).  Thompson began his relationship with the two minor female victims of concern  here—identified as M1 and M2... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - )

United States of America v. Zerrell Ross Fuentes and Brianna Leshay Wright Western District of North Carolina Courthouse - Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Man And His Wife Plead Guilty To Sex Trafficking Three Minors

Zerrell Ross Fuentes, 24, and his wife, Brianna Leshay Wright, 25, both of Charlotte, appeared in federal court today and pleaded guilty to sex trafficking three minor victims, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

According to filed plea documents... More...
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Green pleaded guilty to Counts 1 and 34 of attempted pandering of sexually oriented
matter involving a minor, a third-degree felony, in violation of R.C. 2907.322(A)(3) and
2923.02; Counts 3, 13, 24, 28, 32, and 36 of attempted illegal use of a minor in a nudity oriented
material/performance, a third-degree felony, in violation of R.C. 2907.323(A)(1) and 2923.02;
Count 19 of un... More...
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City of Columbus v. Stephanie Clifford d/b/a Stormy Daniels Franklin County Municipal Court - Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, OH - City of Columbus police officers arrested Stephanie Clifford d/b/a Stormy Daniesl on three counts of illegal sexually oriented activity.

Ms. Clifford was relased on $6,054 cash bail.

The New York Times reported that the Columbus Police Department had received reports of prostitution and drug activity at the Sirens Gentlemen's Club.

Columbus Police Chief Ki... More...
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United States of America v. Shannade Clermont Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Former Reality Television Series “Bad Girl” Charged With Fraud And Identity Theft For Stealing And Using Debit Card Information

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and James P. O’Neill, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced today the arrest of SHANNADE CLERMONT on charges of wire fraud, acce... More...
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J.A., a teenage boy, testified at trial that Defendant-Appellant Franklin Torres, an adult twice his age, had anal sex with him, and that during the same encounter Torres used his cell phone to take four photographs of J.A.’s erect penis while J.A. was lying on his back alone on his parents’ bed, naked, with his hands covering his face. Torres posted one of the photos to Facebook, and all four w... More...   $0 (07-10-2018 - DC)

United States of America v. Adrian Gordon, a/k/a “Tit,” Esau Ferdinand, a/k/a “Sauce,” and Monzell Harding, Jr. Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

San Francisco, CA - Three Members Of “Central Divisadero Players” Gang Sentenced To 12 Years Or More In Prison For Racketeering

Adrian Gordon (aka “Tit”), Esau Ferdinand (aka “Sauce”), and Monzell Harding, Jr., were each sentenced on June 29, 2018 for their respective roles in a racketeering conspiracy, announced Acting United States Attorney Alex Tse and FBI Special Agent in Charge John ... More...
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United States of America v. Calvin Anthony Miller Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - St. Louis Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Sex Trafficking

A St. Louis, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court on July 2, 2018 to his role in a sex trafficking conspiracy.

Calvin Anthony Miller, also known as “Cerius Blacc,” 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 17 years and 6 months in federal prison without parole. In addition to the cons... More...
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United States of America v. Brittan Ezekiel Kettles, aka “Low Low” Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, TN - Nashville Man Convicted Of Human Trafficking Crimes

Brittan Ezekiel Kettles, aka “Low Low,” 26, of Nashville, Tennessee, was convicted on June 29, 2018 by a federal jury of conspiracy to sex traffic a person under the age of 14 and sex trafficking a person under the age of 14.

According to evidence and testimony at trial, on or about June 15, 2016, Stormy Whittem... More...
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J.A., a teenage boy, testified at trial that Defendant-Appellant Franklin Torres, an adult twice his age, had anal sex with him, and that during the same encounter Torres used his cell phone to take four photographs of J.A.’s erect penis while J.A. was lying on his back alone on his parents’ bed, naked, with his hands covering his face. Torres posted one of the photos to Facebook, and all four w... More...   $0 (07-05-2018 - DC)

Teodora Hinojosa v. The State of Texas Continuous Sexual Abuse of Young Child or Children

For several years, appellant Teodora Hinojosa dated a woman who was the
mother of six children, including the complainant, C.N. During that time Hinojosa
often spent the night at the house where his girlfriend lived with her children. When
C.N. was approximately 12 years old, she confided in a friend, her cousin, and finally
a teacher, that Hinojosa had touched her in a sexuall... More...
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Trump, President of the United States, et al. v.Hawaii, et al. United States Supreme Court Building - Washington, D.C.

Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, foreignnationals seeking entry into the United States undergo a vetting process to ensure that they satisfy the numerous requirements for admission. The Act also vests the President with authority to restrict the entry of aliens whenever he finds that their entry “would be detrimental to the interests of the United States.” 8 U. S. C. §1182(f). Relying on... More...   $0 (06-26-2018 - DC)


In 2017 Freeman was charged with two counts of promoting prostitution, failure to provide notice of change of address, drug trafficking and drug possession. The case proceeded to a plea hearing where appellant plead guilty to one count of promoting prostitution and failure to provide notice of change of address. The remaining counts were nolled. {¶3} At sentencing, the trial court imposed 1... More...   $0 (06-20-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Naresh Rane R. J. Hughes Justice Complex, Trenton, NJ

Trenton, NJ - Bergen County Man Admits Producing Phony Massage Therapy Training Certificates For Prostitution Businesses

A Closter, New Jersey, man today admitted producing and selling fraudulent massage therapy training certificates for use in various New Jersey massage parlors that engaged in prostitution, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Naresh Rane, 64, pleaded guilty... More...
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United States of America v. Mario D. Collins Northern District of Mississippi Federal Courthouse - Oxford, Mississippi

Oxford, MS - Memphis Man Sentenced For His Role In Interstate Sex Trafficking Scheme

A Memphis man was sentenced in Mississippi on June 7, 2018 for his role in a human trafficking scheme. Mario D. Collins of Memphis, Tennessee was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills for trafficking a victim from Georgia to Tennessee and ultimately to Oxford, Mississ... More...
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On January 29, 2016, defendant-appellant Ashley Embry was indicted
for trafficking in persons, in violation of R.C. 2905.32(A)(2)(a), compelling
prostitution, in violation of R.C. 2907.21(A)(1), with the specification that she
knowingly compelled prostitution in furtherance of human trafficking, and
promoting prostitution, in violation of R.C. 2907.22(A)(1). After defense coun... More...
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United States of America v. Taylor Michelle Bowman District of Wyoming Federal Courthouse - Cheyenne, Wyoming

TAYLOR MICHELLE BOWMAN, 26, of Upland, California was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on May 18, 2018 for transportation in interstate commerce for the purposes of prostitution or other unlawful sexual activity. Taylor was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She received eighteen months of imprisonment, to be followed thirty-six months of supervised release, and ordered to p... More...   $0 (05-29-2018 - WY)

United States of America v. Shawn Paul Paisley Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke, VA - Salem Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Sex Trafficking

A Salem man, who believed he was enticing a 15-year-old girl to engage in prostitution while actually communicating online with an undercover Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy, was sentenced May 18, 2018 in U.S. District Court in Roanoke on a federal sex-trafficking charge.

Shawn Paul Paisley, 48, was sente... More...
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State of Wisconsin v. Lamont Donnell Sholar

In late September 2011, Sholar and his life-long
friend, Shawnrell Simmons, were arrested after two victims, E.C.
and S.G., separately reported to police that they had been
victims of sex trafficking by Sholar (and that other girls had
been trafficked by Simmons) out of several motel rooms near the
Milwaukee airport, including the Econolodge on 13th Street. The
State... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Justus Onyiego

In January 2015, the Shelby County Grand Jury indicted the Appellant for two counts of aggravated rape based upon alternative theories. The indictment alleged the rapes occurred in September 2004, and the Appellant’s jury trial began on June 1, 2016. Although the Appellant does not contest the sufficiency of the evidence, we will summarize the evidence presented at trial.
The thirty-seven-yea... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Gabriel Dotson

On December 16, 2014, a Shelby County Grand Jury indicted the defendant for rape of a child, aggravated sexual battery, rape, statutory rape by an authority figure, and incest. The charge for statutory rape by an authority figure was later dismissed.

The defendant was charged with abusing his biological daughter, G.D.1 At the time of the trial, she was nineteen years old. The victim,... More...
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Alejandro Joel Chapa v. The State of Texas

Chapa and his co-defendant, Emmanuel Galindo, were charged with multiple counts of
compelling prostitution, sexual assault, and official oppression after law enforcement authorities
investigated a scam Chapa and Galindo devised while they were employed as police officers. In
furtherance of the scam, Chapa and Galindo recruited women to pose as their girlfriends in a
nonexisten... More...
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Jerold W. Leatherman v. State of Indiana

On February 27, 2017, Sergeant Justin Dodd (“Sgt. Dodd”) of the Bedford
Police Department and Detective Chris Roberts (“Det. Roberts”) of the
Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department were investigating a tip regarding
possible drug dealing and prostitution near Frank Street in Mitchell, Indiana.
While patrolling the area in an unmarked vehicle, the two officers saw
... More...
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Defendant appeals a judgment convicting him of attempted promoting prostitution (Counts 1 and 10), fourth-degree assault (Counts 2 and 8), harassment (Counts 3 and 9), second-degree assault (Count 4), unlawful use of a weapon (Count 12), coercion (Count 6), menacing (Count 13), attempted compelling prostitution (Count 11), and felon in possession of a firearm (Count 14). Defendant assigns error to... More...   $0 (05-06-2018 - )

James Ward, Jr. v. The State of Texas Texas First District Court of Appeals

On September 11, 2013, Reshunda “Nikki” Edwards was living with Verne
“One-Armed Jack” Whaley in a house at the intersection of Rogers Street and
Barkley Street in north Houston. Rogers Street runs parallel to Airline Drive, which
is approximately one or two blocks to the east. Barkley Street runs parallel to
Crosstimbers Street, which is approximately two blocks to the north... More...
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