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CASE NAME:United States v. Aaron J. Burroughs
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Aaron J. Burroughs
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DOCKET NUMBER:1:06-cr-00316-RJL, 1:07-cr-00126-RJL
SOURCE:Bloomberg, DOJ/US Attorney Website or Press Release, News Article, Westlaw Search, PACER
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Judge
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Richard J. Leon
YEAR OF ARREST:2006
YEAR OF VERDICT:2008
TYPE OF COURT:Federal
STATE:District of Columbia
FEDERAL DISTRICT:District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:1
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Unknown
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WAS VICTIM CHARGED WITH A CRIME:No
NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):1
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution
FIRST CHARGE:SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN; Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Aiding and Abetting
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2251(a) and 2
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:192
SECOND CHARGE:COERCION OR ENTICEMENT OF MINOR FEMALE; Transportation of a Minor to Engage in Prostitution
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2423(a)
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
SECOND CHARGE SENTENCE:192
THIRD CHARGE:SEXUAL ABUSE; First Degree Child Sexual Abuse
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:D.C. CODE § 22-3008
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
THIRD CHARGE SENTENCE:190
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Sentence
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:U.S. v. Burroughs, 613 F. 3d 233 (D.C. Cir. 2010)
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Afffirm in Part and Vacate in Part
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:Aaron J. Burroughs was a volunteer coach at Bowie High School. He met the unnamed victim there in fall 2005 when she was 14. He began having sex with her and introduced her to prostitution. On July 31, 2006 Burroughs was arrested after an officer encountered the victim performing oral sex for money. Burroughs was initially charged with 6 charges listed in the initial docket. These charges were dismissed on August 8, 2008. In an overlapping proceeding, Burroughs pleaded guilty to the three charges listed above (Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Aiding and Abetting, Transportation of a Minor to Engage in Prostitution, and First Degree Child Sexual Abuse) and received a sentence of 192 months imprisonment.
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