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CASE NAME:State of Texas v. Elian Jud Ramos
ALL PLAINTIFFS:The State of Texas
ALL DEFENDANTS:Ellian Jud Ramos
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DOCKET NUMBER:13-06-00646-CR
SOURCE:Lexis Search, News Article, Texas Courts Online
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Judge Noe Gonzalez
YEAR OF ARREST:2005
YEAR OF VERDICT:2006
TYPE OF COURT:State Court
STATE:Texas
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STATE COUNTY:Hidalgo County
AGE OF VICTIM(S):Adult
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:2 +
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Guatemala
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WAS VICTIM CHARGED WITH A CRIME:No
NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):1
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Female
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Labor
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Domestic Servant
FIRST CHARGE:Trafficking of Persons
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 20A.02(a)
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Conviction
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:2009 Tex. App. LEXIS 7837
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Affirm
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:Defendant met victims in Mexico through Defendant's mother-in-law. Victims  had crossed illegally in to Mexico from Guatemala and were looking for work.  Defendant promised $125 per week for domestic work and paid to have victims illegally brought in to the United States.  One victim worked twenty plus hours per day in Defendant's home, the other victim worked in an adult day care run by Defendant's sister.  Victims had wages withheld and were threatened with jail and Immigration if they complained.  Victims escaped through a bedroom window and filed an initial report with police.  A jury found Defendant guilty of trafficking one of the victims, and acquitted Defendant of trafficking the other.  Defendant was sentenced to a four year suspended sentence and a $10,000 fine.  
Approval Status:Approved
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