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CASE NAME:United States v. Carlos Andres Monsalve
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Carlos Andres Monsalve, Jorge Enrique Londono, Luz Karime Ramos Teran, Fabio Perez Gomez, Robinson Martinez Dasa, Jean Manuel Barada Rivera
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DOCKET NUMBER:07-00056-CR-4-RH-WCS
SOURCE:Bloomberg, Lexis Search
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Hon. Robert L. Hinkle
YEAR OF ARREST:2007
YEAR OF VERDICT:2008
TYPE OF COURT:Federal
STATE:Florida
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Northern District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:2+
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Guatelama, Colombia, Costa Rica
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WAS VICTIM CHARGED WITH A CRIME:No
NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):6
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Female and Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution
FIRST CHARGE:Conspiracy to Defraud the United States
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(v)(I), 18 U.S.C. § 371
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:240 months + 60 months supervised release + $800 special assessment (total for all charges)
SECOND CHARGE:Sex Trafficking of Children or by Force, Fraud, or Coercion
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1591
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Dismissed
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THIRD CHARGE:Transporting and Harboring Illegal Aliens
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(iii), (B)(i)
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
THIRD CHARGE SENTENCE:240 months + 60 months supervised release + $800 special assessment (total for all charges)
FOURTH CHARGE:Importation of aliens for immoral purpose
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FOURTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
FOURTH CHARGE SENTENCE:240 months + 60 months supervised release + $800 special assessment (total for all charges)
FIFTH CHARGE:Transporting for prostitution
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FIFTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:240 months + 60 months supervised release
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FINE IMPOSED:$800 special assessment (total for all charges)
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Sentence
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:342 Fed. Appx. 451, 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 18227
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Affirm
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:

In 2005, the defendant began smuggling Latin American women into the United States from Costa, Rica, Columbia, and Guatemala for between $15,000-$20,000 per woman. Once in the United States, Monsalve forced the women to work as prostitutes to pay off their smuggling fees.

While most of the women knew they would work as prostitutes, at least two victims were promised legitimate work. The women were expected to work between 6 and 7 days per week, and have sex with between 20 and 25 men per night. The women charged $30 for 15 minutes of sex, with defendant keeping $15 and applying the other $15 to the debt. In one instance, victims 1 and 2 refused to engage in prostitution and were threatened with deportation if they went to the police. After the debt was repaid, the women could continue working for defendant as prostitutes under the same profit sharing agreement.

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