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CASE NAME:United States v. Michael L. Buck
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Michael L. Buck
CITATION:
DOCKET NUMBER:4:08-CR-00301-GAF-1
SOURCE:DOJ/US Attorney Website or Press Release, Lexis Search, Westlaw
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Judge
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Gary A. Fenner
YEAR OF ARREST:2008
YEAR OF VERDICT:2010
TYPE OF COURT:Federal
STATE:Missouri
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Western District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Adult and Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:5
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Unknown
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NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):1
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution
FIRST CHARGE:Sex Trafficking of Children or by Force, Fraud, or Coercion
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1590
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:180
SECOND CHARGE:Commercial Sex Trafficking
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SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Dismissed
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THIRD CHARGE:Attempted Commercial Sex Trafficking
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THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Dismissed
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FOURTH CHARGE:Sexual Exploitation of Children
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FOURTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Dismissed
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FIFTH CHARGE:Coercion or Enticement of Female
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FIFTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Dismissed
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:180
RESTITUTION REQUIRED:$386,440
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Sentence, Appealed Plea
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:U.S. v. Buck, 661 F.3d 364 (2011); 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 22881 
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:Defendant Michael L. Buck of Kansas City, MO pled guilty to a one-count information stating that from 2002-2008, he knowingly recruited, harbored, transported, provided, and obtained four adult women and one minor for the purpose of commercial sex. Defendant used the Quest phone service to advertise the women he obtained for sexual acts in Missouri. He sold the women in houses, apartments, motels, and strip clubs. Victims were violently abused if they refused to perform the sexual acts. Buck was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment and restitution of $386,440.
Approval Status:Approved
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