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CASE NAME:United States v. Michael Wayne Thomas
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Michael Wayne Thomas
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DOCKET NUMBER:04-0082
SOURCE:Lexis Search
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
RELATED CASE CITATION:United States v. Greg Parsons
TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
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YEAR OF ARREST:2004
YEAR OF VERDICT:2004
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:Oklahoma
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Western District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Adult
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:6 +
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Unknown
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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:Transporting a minor across state lines with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2423
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:210 months + 4 years supervised release
SECOND CHARGE:Interstate travel in aid of unlawful activity
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1952
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SECOND CHARGE SENTENCE:210 months + 4 years supervised release
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:210 months + 4 years supervised release
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APPEAL:Yes
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APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:157 Fed. Appx. 72 (2005)
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Affirm
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SUMMARY:

Defendant Thomas engaged in the commercial sexual exploitation of women and girls in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. At his sentencing hearing, a federal agent testified that Thomas had prostituted approximately four juvenile and two adult females, and that Thomas had acted as a pimp for approximately twenty-five to thirty females over the course of his career. The agent also testified that Thomas had transported juveniles to Dallas and Denver to perform commercial sex acts, and had promoted prostitution in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and possibly New York. The agent further testified that prostitutes in the Oklahoma City identified Thomas "the dominant or No. 1 pimp" in area. The district court also found that Thomas recruited girls from Kansas.

The district court sentenced Thomas to 210 months in prison, which included an enhancement for being an “organizer or leader” within the meaning of federal sentencing Guidelines.

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