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CASE NAME:United States v. Anthony Griffith
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Anthony Griffith, Christopher Griffith
CITATION:284 F.3d 338
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SOURCE:Lexis Search
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Harold Baer, Jr.
YEAR OF ARREST:1999
YEAR OF VERDICT:2000
TYPE OF COURT:Federal
STATE:New York
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Southern District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Adult and Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:2 +
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
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NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):2
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution
FIRST CHARGE:Conspiracy to transport individuals in interstate commerce with the intent to prostitute; induce individuals to travel in interstate commerce to prostitute; transport minors in interstate commerce with the intent to prostitute; induce a minor to engage in, and transport a minor in interstate commerce with the intent that the minor engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of making a visual depiction of the conduct
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. §§ 371, 2421, 2422, 2423, and 2521
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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SECOND CHARGE:Transporting and attempting to transport an individual in interstate commerce with the intent that she engage in prostitution
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2421 and 18 U.S.C. § 2
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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THIRD CHARGE:Persuading, inducing, enticing, and coercing an individual to travel in interstate commerce to engage in prostitution, and attempting to do so
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2422(a) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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FOURTH CHARGE:Transporting a minor in interstate commerce with the intent that she engage in prostitution, and attempting to do so
FOURTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2423(a) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
FOURTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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FIFTH CHARGE:Use of a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of that conduct
FIFTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2251(a) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
FIFTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:126
RESTITUTION REQUIRED:400
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Conviction
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:284 F.3d 338; 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12655; 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22545 <br> <br>
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Affirm
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:
SUMMARY:     Brothers Anthony and Christopher Griffith recruited into prostitution minor and adult women.  In this instance, they picked up a fifteen-year-old girl and an eighteen-year-old girl outside the girls' high school.  While driving around, they informed the girls about the money they could make if they engaged in prostitution.  They then videotaped the fifteen-year-old girl performing oral sex on each brother.  There is additional video footage of the girl engaged in sex acts with the brothers and other girls.  For ten days the fifteen-year-old girl stayed with them, prostituting herself, and they twice drove her between New York and New Jersey. 
They were indicted on eight counts (counts two, three, and four listed above were repeated with respect to a different minor), and the jury found them guilty on all counts.  On appeal, the two counts relating to the transportation of an individual in interstate commerce were dismissed, and the brothers were acquitted of the remaining two counts that related to the different minor.

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