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CASE NAME:United States v. Rodney D. King
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Rodney D. King, Sharon-Mae Nishimura
CITATION:713 F. Supp. 2d 1207, 693 F. Supp. 2d 1200
DOCKET NUMBER:09-CR-00207
SOURCE:Bloomberg, DOJ/US Attorney Website or Press Release, Lexis Search, News Article
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
TRIAL JUDGE(S):David Alan Ezra
YEAR OF ARREST:2008
YEAR OF VERDICT:2010
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:Hawaii
FEDERAL DISTRICT:District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Adult and Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:5 +
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
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METHOD OF ENTRY INTO THE U.S.:Unknown
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NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):2
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Female and Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution
FIRST CHARGE:Sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion <br>
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. §1591(a)(1), (b)(1)
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
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SECOND CHARGE:Attempted sex trafficking involving an adult woman <br>
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. §1591(b), §1594(a)
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THIRD CHARGE:Sex trafficking of a minor
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1591(a))1), (b)(2)
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FOURTH CHARGE:Conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking
FOURTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1591, 371
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:300 months followed by a life term of supervised release
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FINE IMPOSED:$500 special assessment
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SUMMARY:Co-defendant, Rodney King, ran a sex-trafficking operation in Honolulu from April 2006 to June 2007 involving three adult women and two minor women. He coerced the women into engaging in commerical sex acts by providing them with crystal methamphetamine. Co-defendant, Sharon-Mae Nishimura, who worked as a secretary and accounts coordinator for King’s business (and occasionally as a prostitute herself) used King's computer to place advertisements on Craigslist. King would arrange transportation for the victims, and Nishimura would collect fees. King has been convicted and sentenced before for promoting prostitution of minors and adults.
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