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CASE NAME:United States v. Robert C. Daniels
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Robert C. Daniels, Stephanie Head
CITATION:United States v. Robert C. Daniels, No. 08-20213 (E.D. Michigan, Oct. 23-27, 2008; Nov. 20, 2008)
DOCKET NUMBER:08-CR-20213
SOURCE:Lexis Search, PACER (docket search)
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Hon. Lawrence P. Zatkoff (district judge), Mona K. Majzoub (magistrate judge)
YEAR OF ARREST:2008
YEAR OF VERDICT:2008
TYPE OF COURT:Federal
STATE:Michigan
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Eastern District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Adult and Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:89
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Unknown
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WAS VICTIM CHARGED WITH A CRIME:Yes
NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):2
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Female and Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Pornography, Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution
FIRST CHARGE:Child Exploitation Enterprises
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(g)
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:420 months
SECOND CHARGE:Sexual Exploitation of Children
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2251(a)
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
SECOND CHARGE SENTENCE:360 months
THIRD CHARGE:Distribution of Child Pornography
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(2)
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
THIRD CHARGE SENTENCE:240 months
FOURTH CHARGE:Transportation of Minors
FOURTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2423(a)
FOURTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
FOURTH CHARGE SENTENCE:420 months
FIFTH CHARGE:Sex Trafficking of Children
FIFTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1591(a)
FIFTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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SENTENCING OPINION CITATION:United States v. Robert C. Daniels, No. 08-CR-20213-1 (E.D. Mich., Mar. 27, 2009).
LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:420 months
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FINE IMPOSED:$800
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Conviction
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:United States v. Daniels, 2011 FED App. 0180P (6th Cir. 2011)
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Afffirm in Part and Vacate in Part
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:

Robert C. Daniels ("Motor City Mink") and Stephanie Head were jointly charged with 8 counts of child pornography and child prostitution for running a pornography and prostitution ring in and around Detroit, Michigan. Head pleaded guilty and agreed to testify against Daniels in exchange for a 10 year sentence. According to Head's testimony and the testimony presented by the government, Daniels ran an internet website advertising escort services that featured approximately 2800 advertisements involving 89 individual prostitutes- including at least 6 minors. Head testified that she was responsible for mentoring prostitutes, and that Daniels "disciplined" her by hitting and slapping her when she "did something that [she] knew [she] wasn't supposed to do." The appellate court dismissed Daniels' argument that he did not "know" that some of his prostitutes were "minors."

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