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Date: 12-02-2021

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United States of America v. Angel Jesus Sanchez-Manriquez

Case Number: 2:21-cr-00148-TLN

Judge: Troy L. Nunley

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of California (Sacramento County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office

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Description: Sacramento, California criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with sex trafficking of a child.

Angel Jesus Sanchez-Manriquez, 22, of Stockton, was sex trafficking of a child in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1591(F).

According to court documents, between October and December 2020, Sanchez-Manriquez posted approximately 70 advertisements on a website, each of which contained photos of a 16‑year-old victim, advertising the victim’s availability to perform commercial sex acts. Sanchez-Manriquez referred to the victim as his “Snow Bunny.”

Sanchez-Manriquez rented motel rooms in and around the Stockton area in which the victim performed commercial sex acts. After executing search warrants, law enforcement agents learned that Sanchez-Manriquez also used his cellphone to take photographs and record videos of the victim engaged in sex acts with adults, including Sanchez-Manriquez.

“The pop-culture imagery of sex work is a far cry from the realities of human trafficking cases like these. Every day, adults and minors are marketed and sold to paying customers by exploiters who control and profit from every aspect of the illegal transactions,” said Special Agent in Charge Sean Ragan of the FBI Sacramento Field Office. “Our agents are deeply committed to working tirelessly with our local, state, and federal partners to recover victims of human trafficking and ensure whose who exploit them face justice. They work closely with victim services specialists to ensure victims are afforded an opportunity to break free from the cycle of exploitation and abuse that is all too common in these cases. No person should ever be trafficked. Please call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1(888) 373-7888 if you or someone you know needs help.”

This case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brian A. Fogerty and Sam Stefanki prosecuted the case.

Outcome: MINUTES (Text Only) for proceedings held before District Judge Troy L. Nunley: SENTENCING held on 12/2/2021 for Angel Jesus Sanchez-Manriquez. The defendant addressed the Court. The Court imposed the following sentence as to Count 1 of the Information: BOP 135 months; TSR 300 months; S/A $100.00; JVTA $5,000.00; Restitution Hearing set on 2/24/2022 at 9:30 am in courtroom 2 and the defendant waived his appearance; Recommendation Sheridan, Oregon and RDAP; Fine waived; Appeal rights given. The preliminary order of forfeiture was deemed final and will be incorporated into the judgment. The Court ordered the defendant to remain in the custody of the United States Marshal until transferred to the Bureau of Prisons. DEFENDANT TERMINATED. CASE CLOSED. Government Counsel: Samuel Stefanki, AUSA, present. Defense Counsel: David Fischer, CJA, present. Custody Status: Present and in custody. Court Reporter/CD Number: Tiphanne Crowe. (Deutsch, S) (Entered: 12/03/2021)

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