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Case Number: 5:19-cr-00149-G
Judge: Charles Goodwin
Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (Oklahoma County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office
Description: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Criminal defense lawyer represented Wilson Gramajo_Maldonado, age 30, from Oklahoma City who was charged with child sex trafficking.
Defendant paid to have sex with a 4-year-old girl.
On August 28, 2019, Gramajo-Maldonado entered a guilty plea to one count of child sex trafficking of the two girls between June 2018 and January 18, 2019, in Oklahoma City. Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Charles B. Goodwin sentenced Gramajo-Maldonado to 27 years in prison, to be followed with five years of supervised release. He also imposed $5,100 in special assessments and indicated restitution will be determined as a subsequent hearing. Judge Goodwin explained that Gramajo-Maldonado encountered the two children, who lived in squalor and frequently went days without food, and instead of helping them, he harmed them and forcibly raped them, in addition to paying for sex with them. The judge noted that Gramajo-Maldonado’s conduct was reprehensible.
On March 9, 2020, Cifuentes-Lopez entered a guilty plea to all three counts of an Indictment against him. Counts 1 and 2 alleged Cifuentes-Lopez obtained, solicited, and patronized the two children for commercial sex acts from January 2018 to January 18, 2019. According to court documents, Eri Cifuentes-Lopez repeatedly took advantage of the two vulnerable girls in dire circumstances, exploiting their basic needs for food, shelter, and money, by giving them cash to have sex with him, including after giving them drugs. Count 3 charged Cifuentes-Lopez with illegally re-entering the United States after he was removed from the country on November 2, 2005. Cifuentes-Lopez was arrested by Homeland Security Investigations after a traffic stop on November 20, 2019, and has been in federal custody since that time. On October 21, 2020, Judge Goodwin sentenced Cifuentes-Lopez to 292 months in prison, to be followed with five years of supervised release. He also imposed $10,300 in special assessments and indicated restitution will be determined as a subsequent hearing.
Upon their release from prison, both men will be required to register as sex offenders.
These sentences are the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Oklahoma City Field Division, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, and the Oklahoma City Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys K. McKenzie Anderson and Mary E. Walters prosecuted the case.
18:1591(a)(1) & 18:1591(b)(2) CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING
Outcome: Defendant committed to BOP for 27 years followed by 5 years supervised release and ordered to pay $100.00 S/A fee due immediately and JVTA Assessment of $5000.00.