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CASE NAME:United States v. Linda O'Connor
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Linda O'Connor, Dean Sacco
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DOCKET NUMBER:08-CR-0077
SOURCE:Lexis Search, News Article
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Thomas J. McAvoy
YEAR OF ARREST:2008
YEAR OF VERDICT:2008
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:New York
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Northern District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:1
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:United States
METHOD OF ENTRY INTO THE U.S.:
WAS VICTIM CHARGED WITH A CRIME:No
NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):2
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Female and Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Pornography, Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution, Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution (johns/other buyers)
FIRST CHARGE:Selling a child for the purpose of producing child pornography; Buying child for purposes of producing child pornography; Production of child pornography
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2251
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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SECOND CHARGE:Sex trafficking of a child
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1591
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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THIRD CHARGE:Travel in Interstate Commerce with Intent to Engage in Illicit <br>Sexual Conduct with a Minor
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2423
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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FOURTH CHARGE:Possession of Child Pornography
FOURTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C § 2256; 18 U.S.C § 2252
FOURTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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CORE TERMS:18 U.S.C. § 2251; 18 U.S.C § 2256; 18 U.S.C § 2252; 18 U.S.C. § 2423; 18 U.S.C. § 1591
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:Life
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FINE IMPOSED:500
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Conviction
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:2008 U.S. Dist LEXIS 56705; 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82963
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Affirm
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:
SUMMARY:Defendant O'Connor sold her daughter to her landlord, Defendant Sacco, in exchange for rent owed by O’Connor to Sacco. Evidence at trial revealed that Sacco produced pornographic images from the sexual assaults. The victim also testified that O'Connor also prostituted her at local hotels. The victim was trafficked for a period of approximately two years, when she was between the ages of 12 and 14. After a trial, a federal jury convicted Sacco and O’Connor of various charges related to child pornography. Sacco was also convicted of sex trafficking of a child. Sacco was sentenced to life imprisonment. O’Connor was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment.
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