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CASE NAME:United States v. Kendal Ray Williams
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Kendal Ray Williams
CITATION:291 F.3d 1180
DOCKET NUMBER:00-30409
SOURCE:Lexis Search, News Article
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Jack D. Shanstrom
YEAR OF ARREST:1999
YEAR OF VERDICT:2002
TYPE OF COURT:Federal
STATE:Montana
FEDERAL DISTRICT:District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Adult
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:2 +
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:United States
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WAS VICTIM CHARGED WITH A CRIME:Yes
NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):1
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution
FIRST CHARGE:Interstate commerce to engage in prostitution
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 USC 2422(a)
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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SECOND CHARGE:Interstate commerce in minors engaging in prostitution
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 USC 2423(a)
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Conviction, Appealed Sentence
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:291 F.3d 1180 (9th Cir.)
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Afffirm in Part and Vacate in Part
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:
SUMMARY:Defendant Williams, resided in Billings, Montana and worked as a pimp, taking prostitutes on interstate trips to earn money. Victim S.S. was a 15 year old girl that he began dating in 1994 and convinced her to become a prostitute so she could support herself and family. Williams required S.S. to work 6 days a week. In December 1994, Williams took S.S and other prostitutes to Phoenix. Williams punished S.S. for "dating" a Mexican by beating her with the gun and shoving it into her mouth. Williams continued to control S.S. through violence. He assaulted her and force her to perform oral sex on him after he saw her speaking with another man on the street. In August 1995, in San Francisco, S.S. told Williams that she was done and wanted to leave. He forced her into a zippered bag and took her to a hotel where he assaulted her for two days, beating her with a dog leash and raped her.. S.S. finally escaped and returned to Billings. In October 1996, Williams convinced R.K., a 15 year old drug addicted runaway, to work for him as a prostitute. Just as with S.S., he exerted violent control and took all the money she earned. Williams appealed and the court affirmed the trial's court rulings.
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