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United States of America v. Naresh Rane R. J. Hughes Justice Complex, Trenton, NJ

Trenton, NJ - Bergen County Man Admits Producing Phony Massage Therapy Training Certificates For Prostitution Businesses

A Closter, New Jersey, man today admitted producing and selling fraudulent massage therapy training certificates for use in various New Jersey massage parlors that engaged in prostitution, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Naresh Rane, 64, pleaded guilty... More...
   $0 (06-13-2018 - NJ)

United States of America v. Mario D. Collins Northern District of Mississippi Federal Courthouse - Oxford, Mississippi

Oxford, MS - Memphis Man Sentenced For His Role In Interstate Sex Trafficking Scheme

A Memphis man was sentenced in Mississippi on June 7, 2018 for his role in a human trafficking scheme. Mario D. Collins of Memphis, Tennessee was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills for trafficking a victim from Georgia to Tennessee and ultimately to Oxford, Mississ... More...
   $0 (06-11-2018 - MS)

STATE OF OHIO vs. ASHLEY EMBRY

On January 29, 2016, defendant-appellant Ashley Embry was indicted
for trafficking in persons, in violation of R.C. 2905.32(A)(2)(a), compelling
prostitution, in violation of R.C. 2907.21(A)(1), with the specification that she
knowingly compelled prostitution in furtherance of human trafficking, and
promoting prostitution, in violation of R.C. 2907.22(A)(1). After defense coun... More...
   $0 (06-09-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Taylor Michelle Bowman District of Wyoming Federal Courthouse - Cheyenne, Wyoming

TAYLOR MICHELLE BOWMAN, 26, of Upland, California was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on May 18, 2018 for transportation in interstate commerce for the purposes of prostitution or other unlawful sexual activity. Taylor was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She received eighteen months of imprisonment, to be followed thirty-six months of supervised release, and ordered to p... More...   $0 (05-29-2018 - WY)

United States of America v. Shawn Paul Paisley Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke, VA - Salem Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Sex Trafficking

A Salem man, who believed he was enticing a 15-year-old girl to engage in prostitution while actually communicating online with an undercover Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy, was sentenced May 18, 2018 in U.S. District Court in Roanoke on a federal sex-trafficking charge.

Shawn Paul Paisley, 48, was sente... More...
   $0 (05-23-2018 - VA)

State of Wisconsin v. Lamont Donnell Sholar

In late September 2011, Sholar and his life-long
friend, Shawnrell Simmons, were arrested after two victims, E.C.
and S.G., separately reported to police that they had been
victims of sex trafficking by Sholar (and that other girls had
been trafficked by Simmons) out of several motel rooms near the
Milwaukee airport, including the Econolodge on 13th Street. The
State... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - WI)

State of Tennessee v. Justus Onyiego

In January 2015, the Shelby County Grand Jury indicted the Appellant for two counts of aggravated rape based upon alternative theories. The indictment alleged the rapes occurred in September 2004, and the Appellant’s jury trial began on June 1, 2016. Although the Appellant does not contest the sufficiency of the evidence, we will summarize the evidence presented at trial.
The thirty-seven-yea... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Gabriel Dotson

On December 16, 2014, a Shelby County Grand Jury indicted the defendant for rape of a child, aggravated sexual battery, rape, statutory rape by an authority figure, and incest. The charge for statutory rape by an authority figure was later dismissed.

The defendant was charged with abusing his biological daughter, G.D.1 At the time of the trial, she was nineteen years old. The victim,... More...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - TN)

Alejandro Joel Chapa v. The State of Texas

Chapa and his co-defendant, Emmanuel Galindo, were charged with multiple counts of
compelling prostitution, sexual assault, and official oppression after law enforcement authorities
investigated a scam Chapa and Galindo devised while they were employed as police officers. In
furtherance of the scam, Chapa and Galindo recruited women to pose as their girlfriends in a
nonexisten... More...
   $0 (05-10-2018 - TX)

Jerold W. Leatherman v. State of Indiana

On February 27, 2017, Sergeant Justin Dodd (“Sgt. Dodd”) of the Bedford
Police Department and Detective Chris Roberts (“Det. Roberts”) of the
Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department were investigating a tip regarding
possible drug dealing and prostitution near Frank Street in Mitchell, Indiana.
While patrolling the area in an unmarked vehicle, the two officers saw
... More...
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STATE OF OREGON v. KEONI HAROLD WARREN

Defendant appeals a judgment convicting him of attempted promoting prostitution (Counts 1 and 10), fourth-degree assault (Counts 2 and 8), harassment (Counts 3 and 9), second-degree assault (Count 4), unlawful use of a weapon (Count 12), coercion (Count 6), menacing (Count 13), attempted compelling prostitution (Count 11), and felon in possession of a firearm (Count 14). Defendant assigns error to... More...   $0 (05-06-2018 - )

James Ward, Jr. v. The State of Texas Texas First District Court of Appeals

On September 11, 2013, Reshunda “Nikki” Edwards was living with Verne
“One-Armed Jack” Whaley in a house at the intersection of Rogers Street and
Barkley Street in north Houston. Rogers Street runs parallel to Airline Drive, which
is approximately one or two blocks to the east. Barkley Street runs parallel to
Crosstimbers Street, which is approximately two blocks to the north... More...
   $0 (04-29-2018 - TX)

Tramayne Colfred Williams vs. State of Minnesota

Williams challenges the sentences he received in two criminal cases, one in Otter
Tail County and one in Hennepin County. In Otter Tail County, Williams was charged
with first-degree aggravated robbery, Minn. Stat. § 609.245, subd. (2016). He agreed to
plead guilty to that charge on the condition that, assuming his criminal-history score was
five, he would be sentenced to 84 ... More...
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Serena Nicole Farris v. The State of Texas

One day in February 2016, Arlington police officers Andrea Davis and
Charles Cisneros received a tip that Farris had an outstanding arrest warrant,
that she was likely possessing drugs or drug paraphernalia, and that she could
be found at Don’s Total Car Care. The officers confirmed that she had a warrant
and went to Don’s Total Car Care to arrest her. When they arrived, they... More...
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Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio v. Lance Himes Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Enacted in 2016, Ohio Revised Code § 3701.034
requires the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to ensure that all funds it receives through six
non-abortion-related federal health programs are not used to contract with any entity that
performs or promotes nontherapeutic abortions, or becomes or continues to be an affiliate of any
entity that performs or promotes nontherapeutic abortion... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Fabrieal Delaney Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - Michigan Man Sentenced to 45 Years in Federal Prison for Violently Forcing Children to Engage in Prostitution

A Michigan man has been sentenced to 45 years in federal prison for violently forcing two children and a young woman to engage in prostitution.

FABRIEAL DELANEY, 32, brought some of his victims to the Chicago area from Michigan to perform sex acts for money.... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - IL)

United States of America v. David D. Daley Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Seattle Area Man Sentenced to 33 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking Teens and Young Women

David D. Delay, 52, of Lynnwood, Washington, was sentenced on April 12, 2018 in a U.S. District Court in Seattle to 33 years in prison for his predatory and exploitive scheme to recruit young women and teens to prostitution for his own enrichment, announced Acting Assistant Attorney Ge... More...
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State of Wisconsin v. Shannon Olance Hendricks Sex Offender

The criminal complaint charged Hendricks with one
count of second-degree sexual assault of a child under the age
of 16. The charges stemmed from Hendricks taking his
girlfriend's 14-year-old niece to a park where he touched the
victim's chest over her clothes, tried to touch her breasts
under her clothes, rubbed her thighs, and touched her buttocks
over her clothes w... More...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - WI)

United States of America v. Monica Merlin Morales Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

Sacramento, CA - Mendocino County Woman Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of a Minor

Monica Merlin Morales, 26, of Point Arena, pleaded guilty today to sex trafficking of a minor, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents, Morales and co-defendant Tion Makeise Foster, also of Point Arena, transported a 16-year-old girl to various places in the Eastern... More...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - CA)

JAMES GUZMAN vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

In September 1992, James Guzman was convicted for the August 10, 1991,
armed robbery and first-degree murder of David Colvin and was subsequently
sentenced to death for the murder conviction. On direct appeal, we reversed

1. We have jurisdiction. See art. V, § 3(b)(1), Fla. Const.


- 2 -
Guzman’s convictions an... More...
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United States of America v. Sean McChord O'Donnell Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - St. Louis Man Sentenced on Sex Trafficking Related Charges

Sean McChord O’Donnell was sentenced to 60 months in prison and 3 years supervised release for charges of racketeering, involving the use of interstate facilities to promote prostitution occurring between November 2016 and January 2017.

According to court documents, in November 2016, O’Donnell travelled to... More...
   $0 (03-19-2018 - MO)

United States of America v. Shawn Paul Paisley Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke, VA - Salem Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Sex Trafficking

A Salem man, who believed he was enticing a 15-year-old female to engage in prostitution while actually communicating online with an undercover Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy, pleaded guilty this week in U.S. District Court in Roanoke to a federal sex-trafficking charge. United States Attorney Rick A. Mountc... More...
   $0 (03-14-2018 - VA)

United States of America v. Ryan Miller Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Defendant-appellant, Ryan Miller,
entered into a written plea agreement with the government
and pleaded guilty to mail fraud affecting a financial institution,
in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1341, and aggravated identity
theft, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1028A(a)(1). Miller now
appeals on the grounds that the indictment failed to specify
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proper means of iden... More...
   $0 (03-07-2018 - IL)

United States of America v. Calvin Anthony Miller Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking

a St. Louis, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a sex trafficking conspiracy.

Calvin Anthony Miller, also known as “Cerius Blacc,” 35, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to the charges contained in a Nov. 2, 2016, federal indictment. In addition to the conspiracy, M... More...
   $0 (03-06-2018 - MO)

United States of America v. D'Hati Coleman, a/k/a Q District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

The overriding question in this
appeal is whether the district court appropriately denied an
offense-level reduction for acceptance of responsibility under the
sentencing guidelines. The answer to this question depends, in
large part, on whether the court appropriately found certain
conduct to be "relevant conduct" within the meaning of USSG §1B1.3.
Here, however, a procedu... More...
   $0 (02-28-2018 - ME)

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