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United States of America v. Gary Paul Moorman Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Tampa, FL - Sex Trafficker Sentenced To 20 Years In Federal Prison For Interstate Prostitution

Gary Paul Moorman (35, Cincinnati, Ohio) was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, the statutory maximum penalty, for inducement to travel to engage in criminal sexual activity. He pleaded guilty on July 21, 2017.

According to court documents, Moorman systematically and violently a... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Brian Paul Campbell, a/k/a "Daddy" Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Jury Finds Man Guilty of Sexual Abuse and Recommends Life In Prison

The State of Oklahoma charged Brian Paul Campbell, a/k/a "Daddy", age 38, with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: CHSA, SEXUAL ABUSE - CHILD UNDER 12, in violation of 21 O.S. 843.5 F
Date of Offense: 07/01/2014
Party Name
Count # 2. Count as Filed: CHSA, SEXUAL ABUS... More...
   $0 (11-03-2017 - OK)

United States of America v. Roger Maldonado United State District Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Houston, TX - Houston Man Sentenced to 35 Years for Sex Trafficking

A 29-year-old Houston man has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction on two counts of sex trafficking by the use of force, fraud and coercion, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez. Roger Maldonado pleaded guilty Sept. 13, 2016.

U.S. District Judge Nancy F. Atlas took into consideration Mal... More...
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United States of America v. Marquist Fulcher, a/k/a Keezie Federal Courthouse - Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, TX - Fort Worth Man Admits to Child Sex Trafficking

Marquist Fulcher, aka “Keezie,” 28, of Fort Worth, Texas, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Renee Harris Toliver, to one count of conspiracy to commit child sex trafficking.

Fulcher faces a maximum penalty of up to life in prison and a $250,000 fine. Fulcher will remain in custody pending sentencing which ... More...
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Jennifer S. v. The Superior Court of San Francisco County, San Francisco Human Services Agency

In this consolidated writ proceeding, Jennifer S. (mother) and Kenneth S.
(father) seek extraordinary relief from the juvenile court order denying them both
reunification services with respect to their infant daughter, K.S. (born January 2017), and
setting a permanency planning hearing pursuant to section 366.26 of the Welfare and
Institutions Code.1
At the June 2017 dispositi... More...
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United States of America v. Jason Jayavarman District of Alaska Federal Courthouse - Anchorage, Alaska

It is a crime to produce outside the United States a visual
depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct and
to then transport that visual depiction into the United States.
18 U.S.C. § 2251(c). It is also a crime to attempt to produce
and transport into the United States a visual depiction of a
minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. 18 U.S.C.
§ 2251(e).More...
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Adam Ray Fry v. State of Oklahoma ex rel. Department of Corrections Oklahoma Supreme Court Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

¶1 In October of 2015, Adam Ray Fry (Petitioner) brought a proceeding in the district court of Canadian County for an order to "deregister" as a sex offender. Petitioner contended he was entitled to this relief based on an earlier order entered by the sentencing judge in his Pottawatomie County criminal case. In that case, Petitioner received a five year deferred sentence based on his plea to a ch... More...   $0 (09-26-2017 - OK)

United States of America v. Nestor Santana. a/k/a "Beans" Federal Courthouse - New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven, CT - New London Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Heroin Involved in Southeastern Connecticut Overdoses

Nestor Santana, a/k/a "Beans, 30, of New London, pleaded guilty in New Haven federal court to a heroin distribution charge stemming from an investigation of two drug overdose deaths in May 2016.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in the early... More...
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Gavin Lee Buck v. Jesus Barragan, a/k/a Chito, et al. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals - San Francisco, California

Jesus Barragan, Pablo Franco, Francisco Gutierrez, and Hector Fernandez were convicted of conspiracy in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”); Barragan was also convicted of drug crimes. They appeal their convictions and sentences. Although we find a portion of the prosecutor’s closing argument improper, we conclude that prejudice has not been shown
UNITE... More...
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United States of America v. Markell Quashan Sweargin District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Las Cruces, New Mexico

Law Cruces, NM - Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Woman for Prostitution in Hobbs, New Mexico

Markell Quashan Sweargin, 19, of Lubbock, Tex., pled guilty to transporting a person for the purpose of engaging in prostitution.

Sweargin was arrested in June 2017, on a criminal complaint charging him with transporting a person in interstate commerce for the purpose of forcing t... More...
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United States of America v. $11,500 In United States Currency Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals - San Francisco, California

This appeal is from a civil forfeiture of $11,500 under
21 U.S.C. § 881(a)(6). The claimant and his wife are heroin
addicts, who have been buying and selling drugs for most of
their lives. When the claimant, through a friend, tried to post
the $11,500 as bail for his wife, the government seized the
cash. At trial, the government had two theories: first, that the
money was p... More...
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United States of America v. Rickey Robertson, a/k/a "Slick Rick" and Ladarius Jackson, a/k/a "Dee Don" Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana

Oxford, MS - Sex Trafficking Defendants Plea Guilty in Federal Court

Rickey Robertson a.k.a. “Slick Rick” and Ladarius Jackson, a.k.a. “Dee Don” entered pleas of guilty on August 16, 2017 on sex trafficking charges before Chief U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock in Aberdeen, Mississippi. Robertson entered a guilty plea on Count One of the Indictment – Sex Trafficking Conspiracy – in viola... More...
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Buddy Wayne Webb v. Lori Beth Schlagal Midland County Texas Courthouse

Buddy Wayne Webb appeals the trial court’s lifetime protective order that
enjoined him from any contact or communication with his ex-wife, Lori Beth
Schlagal, and her minor daughter. The Midland County district attorney alleged in
the application for a protective order that Webb had engaged in a course of conduct
that constituted stalking, as defined by Section 42.072 of the ... More...
   $0 (09-01-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Joshua Lavel Harring a/k/a "Maniack" Federal Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Defendant Sentenced to 19-Years In Prison For Underage Sex Trafficking

The United States of America charnged Joshua Lavel Harring with:

Count: 1 Citation: 18:1594.F Offense Level: 4
Count: 2-3 Citation: 18:1591.F Offense Level: 4
18:1591(a)(1... More...
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United States of America v. Joshua William Jackson

Dallas, TX - Wichita Falls Man Sentenced to 156 Months in Federal Prison For Charges Involving Promoting Prostitution

Joshua William Jackson, 29, was sentenced on August 16, 2017 to 156 months in federal prison for promoting prostitution, cyberstalking and firearms offenses.

Jackson pleaded guilty in January 2017 to one count of use of a facility of interstate commerce in aid of ... More...
   $0 (08-18-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Tyrell L. Moss Federal Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

Cleveland, OH - Washington man sentenced to eight years in prison for traveling across the country with teen to engage her in commercial sex

A Washington man was sentenced to eight years in prison for transporting a minor across state lines for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex.

Tyrell L. Moss, 33, knowingly transported a child identified as T.C. for the purpose of engagi... More...
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United States of America v. Joseph Buffis United States Court of Appeals For The First Circuit - Boston, Massachusetts

Joseph Buffis, our appellant and the town of Lee's (now-former) Chief of Police, took $4,000
from a duo accused of running a house of ill repute--and in return,
he promised to halt their prostitution prosecution. Buffis now
claims he didn't coerce the duo--they were completely
"comfortable" forking over their funds--so he cannot be guilty of
extortion. According to him, that me... More...
   $0 (08-14-2017 - )

United States of America v. Firtz Blanchard

Following a jury trial in the United States District Court for the District of Maine, Fritz
Blanchard was convicted of one count of aiding and abetting the
interstate transportation of three victims for purposes of
prostitution, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2421 and 2422. On
appeal, Blanchard argues that the court erred by allowing
unauthenticated exhibits into evidence and tha... More...
   $0 (08-08-2017 - ME)

United States of America v. Gammion McCloud Western District of Louisiana - Shreveport, Louisiana

Lafayette, LA - Oregon resident sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting, torturing woman

A man living in Oregon was sentenced on August 4, 2017 to 300 months in prison for sexually assaulting and torturing a woman who he had a child with and who engaged in prostitution.

Gammion McCloud, 37, originally from Washington, D.C., but who was living in Oregon at the tim... More...
   $0 (08-07-2017 - LA)

State of Iowa v. Cederic Whitmire

Council Bluff, IA - Jury Finds Defendant To Be Habitual Offender

The State of Iowa charged Cedric Whitmire, age 39, with willful injury and domestic abuse and claimed that he should be found to be a habitual offender.

Defendant was arrested after a woman told police that Whitmire was her pimp and that he had injured her in an Omaha hotel after she called 911. The State claimed t... More...
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United States of America v. Maulia LaBarre Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, HI - Former Honolulu Police Department Officer Pleads Guilty To Honest Services Wire Fraud

Maulia LaBarre, age 35, of Honolulu, Hawaii, pled guilty on Jly 12, 2017 in federal court to one count of honest services wire fraud. LaBarre was formerly employed as a police officer with the Honolulu Police Department (HPD).

Elliot Enoki, Acting United States Attorney for the Di... More...
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United States of America v. Shatara Armstrong Federal Courthouse - Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, TX - Fort Worth Woman Pleads Guilty in Child Sex Trafficking Case

Shatara Armstrong, 31, of Fort Worth, Texas, pleaded guilty July 18, 2017 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul D. Stickney, to one count of use of a facility of interstate commerce in aid of a racketeering enterprise.

Armstrong faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. Armstro... More...
   $0 (07-21-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Carrie Myles Federal Courthouse, Oakland, California

Oakland, CA - Woman Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison For Transporting 14-Year-Old Across State Lines To Engage In Prostitution

Carrie Myles was sentenced July 10, 2017 to 96 months in prison for transporting a 14-year-old girl from Oakland, Calif., to Las Vegas, Nev., for the purpose of making the girl available to engage in commercial sex acts. The sentence was handed down by the Honorab... More...
   $0 (07-18-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. Brian Adams

Brooklyn, NY - Leader Of Brooklyn Sex Trafficking Ring Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison

Defendant Ran Prostitution Business From His Bedford-Stuyvesant Brownstone, Using Facebook to Lure Women and Underage Girls for Sex Parties

Brian Adams, leader of a Brooklyn-based sex trafficking ring, was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment and 10 years’ supervised release by United States Dis... More...
   $0 (07-12-2017 - NY)

United States of America v. Dion Vincent Hooks Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Felon Wounded in Drug Deal Gunfight Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Crimes

One Man Killed in Early Morning Shootout at Downtown Seattle Gas Station

A 24 -year-old Seattle man was sentenced June 30, 2017 in U.S. District Court in Seattle to five years in prison and five years of supervised release for three felony counts related to illegal gun poss... More...
   $0 (06-30-2017 - WA)

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