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CASE NAME:United States v. Paul Lance Cameron Bennett
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Paul Lance Cameron Bennett
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DOCKET NUMBER:No. 06-41233
SOURCE:Lexis Search
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
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YEAR OF ARREST:2005
YEAR OF VERDICT:2006
TYPE OF COURT:Federal
STATE:Texas
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Southern 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
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WAS VICTIM CHARGED WITH A CRIME:No
NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):1
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution
FIRST CHARGE:Kidnapping a minor
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 USC 1201(a)(1) and 1201(g)
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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SECOND CHARGE:Knowingly persuading, inducing, and enticing a minor to travel in interstate commerce to engage in criminal sexual activity
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 USC 2422(a)
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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THIRD CHARGE:Knowingly transporting a minor in interstate commerce with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 USC 2423(a)
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:81 months; 10 years of supervised release
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EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Conviction, Appealed Judgment, Appealed Sentence
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:258 Fed. Appx. 671
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Affirm
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:Defendant Bennett convinced a 13 year old girl, who he met on the internet, to leave her mother and abusive father to travel with him and live with him. E-mail correspondence between himself and the victim revealed that his motive is to use her for prostitution.  The victim ran away from home and she and the Defendant traveled from Texas through different states including Oregon, Oklahoma, and Nevada, until they ended up in California.   They were eventually found in San Francisco and Bennett was arrested and brought to trial. Bennett was charged with kidnapping and two counts of the Mann Act which criminalizes interstate travel of minors for sex trafficking.
Approval Status:Approved
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