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United States of America v. Christian Don Tae Hood
Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Richmond, Virginia
Case Number: 1:17-cr-00080-AJT
Judge: Anthony J. Trenga
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Henrico County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Maureen Cain and Kyle P. Reynolds
Defendant's Attorney: Doug Steinberg
Description: Richmond, VA - Virginia Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking 15-Year-Old Girl
Christian DoníTae Hood, 25, was convicted by a federal jury in August 2017 of sex trafficking of a minor and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor. On the first day of trial, Hoodís co-defendant Abdul Bangura, 20, pleaded guilty to, among other offenses, sex trafficking of a minor and production of child pornography.
According to the evidence presented at trial and other court documents, Hood and Bangura met the 15-year-old victim while she was living with her aunt at the Econolodge in Dumfries, Virginia. The defendants, working together, recruited the minor into their prostitution scheme and began to advertise her on Backpage.com. The minor victim was transported to multiple motels throughout Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland for commercial sex acts. After customers paid money to sexually exploit the minor victim, the defendants collected a portion of the money. Defendant Bangura also produced a video of child pornography involving the minor victim.
The FBI WFOís Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, Prince William County Police and Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police investigated this case. A
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 15 years in prison.