Skip Navigation LinksHome > Clinical Programs > Human Trafficking Cases > Case Display

Case View

 

 Case Documents

 
There are no documents to display for this case.

 

 Case Links - links to external documents

 
Link to Document

 
Case Details

  
CASE NAME:United States v. Antonia Jimenez-Calderon
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Defino Jimenez-Calderon, Luiz Jimenez-Calderon,  Librada Jimenez-Calderon, Antonia Jimenez-Calderon, Angel Ruiz, Maritzana Diaz-Lopez, Pedro Garcia Burgos, Sergio Farfan
CITATION:
DOCKET NUMBER:02-cr-00553
SOURCE:DOJ/US Attorney Website or Press Release, Lexis Search, News Article
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
RELATED CASE CITATION:
TYPE OF TRIAL:Judge
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Hon. Faith S. Hochberg
YEAR OF ARREST:2002
YEAR OF VERDICT:2005
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:New Jersey
FEDERAL DISTRICT:
STATE COUNTY:
AGE OF VICTIM(S):Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:4 +
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Mexico
METHOD OF ENTRY INTO THE U.S.:Undocumented
WAS VICTIM CHARGED WITH A CRIME:
NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):8
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution
FIRST CHARGE:Conspiracy to Commit Commercial Sex Trafficking by Force, Fraud, and Coercion; Conspiracy to Commit Forced Labor
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 371 (18 U.S.C. § 1591 and 18 U.S.C. § 1589)
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:
SECOND CHARGE:Commercial Sex Trafficking by Force, Fraud, and Coercion
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1591
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
SECOND CHARGE SENTENCE:
THIRD CHARGE:
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Unknown
THIRD CHARGE SENTENCE:
FOURTH CHARGE:
FOURTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:
FOURTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Unknown
FOURTH CHARGE SENTENCE:
FIFTH CHARGE:
FIFTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:
FIFTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:
FIFTH CHARGE SENTENCE:
CORE TERMS:
SENTENCING OPINION CITATION:
LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:210 months
RESTITUTION REQUIRED:
FINE IMPOSED:$5,000
FORFEITURE IMPOSED:
FIRST CLAIM:
FIRST CLAIM US/STATE CODE CITATION:
FIRST CLAIM RESULT:
DAMAGES AWARDED FOR FIRST CLAIM:
SECOND CLAIM:
SECOND CLAIM US/STATE CODE CITATION:
SECOND CLAIM RESULT:
DAMAGES AWARDED FOR SECOND CLAIM:
THIRD CLAIM:
THIRD CLAIM US/STATE CODE CITATION:
THIRD CLAIM RESULT:
DAMAGES AWARDED FOR THIRD CLAIM:
FOURTH CLAIM:
FOURTH CLAIM US/STATE CODE CITATION:
FOURTH CLAIM RESULT:
DAMAGES AWARDED FOR FOURTH CLAIM:
FIFTH CLAIM:
FIFTH CLAIM US/STATE CODE CITATION:
FIFTH CLAIM RESULT:
DAMAGES AWARDED FOR FIFTH CLAIM:
SIXTH CLAIM:
SIXTH CLAIM US/STATE CODE CITATION:
SIXTH CLAIM RESULT:
DAMAGES AWARDED FOR SIXTH CLAIM:
TOTAL AWARD:
APPEAL:
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Sentence
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:135 Fed. Appx. 561 (3d Cir. 2005), 183 Fed. Appx. 274 (3d Cir. 2006) <br>
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Affirm
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:
SUMMARY:

Beginning around November 2000, Defendants Antonia and Librada Jimenez-Calderon conspired with other defendants to prostitute at least four juvenile girls in a Plainfield, New Jersey, brothel. The victims were recruited in Mexico by Delfino and Luis Jimenez-Calderon, the siblings of Antonia and Librada. According to charging documents, Delfino and Luis lured impoverished and uneducated girls with gifts and promises of marriage. Delfino and Luis sexually assaulted at least two of the victims. As of August 2003, the two men had yet to be taken into custody by U.S. authorities.

Defendant Angel Ruiz owned and operated the brothel; there, he was assisted by Defendants Maritzana Diaz-Lopez and Pedro Garcia Burgos. The Jimenez-Calderon sisters became involved in the brothel through Burgos.

Once the girls had been smuggled into the United States, Antonia and Librada used threats and physical abuse to force them to work seven days a week. The victims were forced to turn over all their earnings from prostitution to the defendants running the brothel. Antonia and Librada constantly monitored the girls and forbid them to speak to anyone outside defendants’ presence; the judge who sentenced Antonia and Librada compared the victims’ existence to that of “caged-animal”.

The brothel, which included adult prostitutes, was raided by local law enforcement in February 2002.

Defendants Antonia and Librada pleaded guilty to sex trafficking and were sentenced 210 months imprisonment. Defendants Ruiz, Diaz-Lopez and Burgos also pleaded guilty to sex trafficking. Sergio Farfan pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice; he was charged after presenting, at the behest of Antonia and Librada, fraudulent birth certificates to secure the release of the juvenile victims who had been arrested in the police raid.   


Approval Status:Approved
Approver Comments:
            
EDIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Michigan Law Wordmark Print View