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STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ZIBERIA MARICO CARERO

The evidence giving rise to the Defendant’s convictions is that on October 4, 2012, officers with the Knoxville Police Department were attempting to locate the Defendantand take him into custody pursuant to a warrant in another case. In order to do so, officers utilized a confidential informant to set up a drug buy from the Defendant. When the Defendant arrived at the arranged location to meet w... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Gavino Torres, Jr.

The Defendant was indicted for possession of a Schedule I drug, heroin, with intent to sell or deliver; possession of a Schedule II drug, methamphetamine, with intent to sell or deliver; possession of a Schedule IV drug, alprazolam, with intent to sell or deliver; and possession of a Schedule IV drug, clonazepam, with intent to sell or deliver. He pled guilty to the lesser-included offense of att... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Tre Desean Bell

On the morning of August 2, 2013, after learning that his ex-girlfriend was in a relationship with the victim, Delano Blair, the Defendant approached and fired several shots at the victim and killed him. The Defendant was indicted by a Davidson County grand jury for first degree murder, and following a jury trial, he was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to six years imprisonment ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Michael Gene Rushing Southern District of Mississippi Federal Courthouse - Gulfport, Mississippi

Jackson, MS - Jackson Man Sentenced to Over 17 Years in Federal Prison for Production and Possession of Child Pornography

Michael Gene Rushing, 58, of Jackson, was sentenced on July 19, 2018 by Senior U.S. District Judge Tom S. Lee to 210 months to serve, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for producing child pornography and possession of child pornography, announced U. S. Att... More...
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United States of America v. Larry Dean Garrett Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham, AL - Repeat Child Sex Offender Sentenced to 50 Years in Federal Prison

A federal judge on July 20, 2018 sentenced a Birmingham man to 50 years in prison for sexually exploiting a five-year-old boy by forcing the child to perform sexual acts and videotaping the conduct, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr.

U.S. District ... More...
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United States of America v. Abdul Karim Bangura, Jr., a/k/a "AJ" Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, VA - Virginia Man Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking a Minor and Producing Child Pornography

A Virginia man was sentenced today to 186 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release for multiple crimes related to the prostitution and exploitation of a 15-year-old minor. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Crim... More...
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JOHN R. JACKSON v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

A Montgomery County jury convicted the Petitioner of two counts of facilitation of aggravated robbery, one count of aggravated burglary, one count of facilitation of theft
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of property over $500, and one count of aggravated sexual battery. On direct appeal, this court summarized the evidence presented at the Petitioner’s August 2012 trial as follows: [K.M.]1 testified t... More...
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COMMONWEALTH vs. CARLOS SILVA

We recite the material facts in the light
most favorable to the Commonwealth. The defendant was charged,
inter alia, with multiple counts of indecent assault and battery
on a child under the age of fourteen, in violation of G. L.
c. 265, § 13B, as to four separate alleged victims; the
defendant was also charged with one count of rape of one of the
victims. As discu... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. DAVID FONTANEZ

On March 13, 2017, Fontanez was indicted for events that took place on January
15 and 16, 2016. At the time, Fontanez and his girlfriend lived together. His girlfriend’s sister
and 14-year-old niece A.L. were staying with the couple temporarily. On the night of January
15 and into the early morning hours of January 16, Fontanez provided A.L. with alcohol and had
sexual inte... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. ISRAEL D. LUGO

Israel Lugo appeals his being classified as a sexual predator under the version of
R.C. 2950.09 in effect at the time of the offense. He appeals no other aspect of his convictions
for rape and the unrelated vehicular manslaughter.
{¶2} According to the prosecutor, in 2004, the victim blacked out from her voluntary, but
excessive, consumption of alcohol or drugs. She awoke in ... More...
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State of Ohio v. Gregory Lee Skiles

This is an appeal brought by appellant from the judgment of the Lucas
County Court of Common Pleas. In this case, appellant was indicted on October 18,
2016, in case No. CR0201602924 on three counts. The grand jury charged appellant with
three violations of the Ohio Revised Code, each being a felony that occurred on
October 11, 2016, in Lucas County, Ohio. Count 1, a charged... More...
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State of Ohio v. Dana L. Wenner

On May 19, 2017, an indictment was issued against appellant for grand theft
in violation of R.C. 2913.02(A)(3), a felony of the fourth degree.
{¶ 3} The charge stemmed from appellant repeatedly lying to the victim, Bryan
Hoang, to obtain over $90,000. Specifically, appellant lied about her medical condition
and about needing money to pay her medical expenses, when in reality... More...
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State of Ohio v. Thomas A. Cousino

On March 6, 2017, 47-year-old Thomas Cousino was indicted on three
counts of rape, violations of R.C. 2907.02(A)(1)(a); one count of sexual battery, a
violation of R.C. 2907.03(A)(5); and one count of gross sexual imposition, a violation of
R.C. 2907.05(A)(1). These charges arose from Cousino’s sexual abuse of 17-year-old
foreign exchange student, Y.D., whom he and his wife ho... More...
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United States of America v. Anthony Shultz District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Wichita, Kansas

Kansas Man Convicted of Producing Child Pornography

A Lindsborg, Kansas man who traveled to the Philippines and had sex with minor females there pleaded guilty to three counts of production of child pornography.

Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Stephen R. McAllister of the District of Kansas made the a... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. ISAIAH M. TUCKER

Defendant-appellant, Isaiah M. Tucker, appeals his conviction and sentence
for Count I, felonious assault (deadly weapon), in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(2), a felony
of the second degree; Count II, improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation, in
violation of R.C. 2923.161(A)(1), a felony of the second degree; and Count III, discharge
of a firearm on or near prohi... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. ROBERT TAYLOR

On October 19, 2016, Taylor was indicted for one count of rape of a person
less than thirteen years of age in violation of R.C. 2907.02(A)(1)(b), a felony of the first
degree, and one count of disseminating material that is harmful to juveniles in violation
of R.C. 2907.31(A)(1), a misdemeanor of the first degree. Taylor pled not guilty to the
indicted charges.
{¶ 4} On... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. CHRISTOPHER C. REMY

The State’s evidence at trial established the following facts. {¶ 4} In November 2012, Remy, who was then 24 years old, met his wife, Tamara; he moved in with her the following month. The two married in March 2013 and resided in the top half of a duplex in Springfield, Ohio. Tamara has three daughters from a prior relationship: D.C., J.C., and K.C. The girls were six, four, and almost three... More...   $0 (07-20-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. DRAKKAR HARRIS

Harris was charged with the 2014 robberies of two individuals in B
1403840. Harris pleaded guilty to those charges on February 6, 2015, and he remained
released on bond pending sentencing. While out on bond, Harris committed several other
offenses including the aggravated robberies and the felonious assault that were charged in
B-1501428.
{¶3} When Harris appeared on Ma... More...
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United States of America v. Markell Quashan Sweargin District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Texas Man Sentenced in New Mexico to Federal Prison for Transporting Woman Across State Lines for Prostitution

Markell Quashan Sweargin, 20, of Lubbock, Tex., was sentenced this morning in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to 30 months in prison for transporting a person in interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in prostitution. Sweargin will be on supervised ... More...
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United States of America v. Ruben Cheykaychi District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Kewa Pueblo Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Assault Conviction

Defendant Prosecuted as Part of Federal Initiative to Address the Epidemic Incidence of Violence Against Native Women

Ruben Cheykaychi, 29, an enrolled member and resident of Kewa Pueblo, N.M., was sentenced on July 19, 2018 in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 28 months in prison followed b... More...
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State of Iowa v. Sean Neal Delacy

Delacy pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor, in violation of Iowa
Code section 728.12(1) (2015), and lascivious acts with a child, in violation of
section 709.8(1)(a), both class “C” felonies. On April 25, 2016, he was sentenced
to a term of imprisonment not to exceed ten years on each count, to be served
consecutively. The court stated on the record, “The defenda... More...
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State of Iowa v. Prince Nyomah

Prince Nyomah entered Alford pleas1 to second-degree robbery and assault
while participating in a felony, among other things. He now appeals those two
convictions, arguing the convictions should have merged under the merger
doctrine, codified in Iowa Code section 701.9 (2017). That section provides:
No person shall be convicted of a public offense which is necessarily includ... More...
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State of Iowa v. Wyatt K. Slinker

A man claimed Wyatt Slinker owed him money. Slinker told the man to get
out of his face, swung at him, and hit him. The man fell to the ground and
eventually died.
The State charged Slinker with involuntary manslaughter and assault
causing serious injury. See Iowa Code §§ 707.5(1)(a), 708.2(4) (2017). Slinker
pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter, and the State di... More...
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State of Iowa v. Michael Shawn Ball Enticing a minor, supplying alcohol to a minor, indecent exposure, and invasion of privacy.

A.G. was born in October 2000 and the acts she alleged to have occurred
were in and around May 2014. At the time, A.G. lived in Dubuque near L.B., who
lived with her father, Michael Ball,1 and her mother, Beth Ball. A.G. testified she
and L.B. “were like sisters” and they hung out together almost every day.
During the time at issue, A.G. had a personal cell phone with ov... More...
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State of Iowa v. Matthew Lee Murphy Second-degree sexual abuse

The following facts can be gleaned from the evidence presented to the jury.
On February 20, 2016, eleven-year-old A.T. and her older sister, M.T., spent the
night at Murphy’s house. Murphy was a family friend of the girls’ parents after
being engaged to A.T.’s aunt, her mother’s sister. After his fiancé passed away
the families remained close. The girls referred to Murphy a... More...
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