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CASE NAME:United States v. Maria Magdalena Lopez-Torres
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States <br>
ALL DEFENDANTS:Maria Magdalena Lopez-Torres
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SOURCE:News Article, AG TIP Congressional report 2004, Indictment
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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YEAR OF ARREST:2003
YEAR OF VERDICT:2003
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:Texas
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Western District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:2 +
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Mexico
METHOD OF ENTRY INTO THE U.S.:Undocumented
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NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):1
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Female
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Escort Service/Brothel, Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution
FIRST CHARGE:Importation of Alien for Immoral Purpose
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:8 U.S.C. § 1328
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SECOND CHARGE:Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon
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SUMMARY:In 2003, Defendant, Maria Magdalena Lopez-Torres, helped transport adult and minor women from Mexico to Austin, Texas for the purpose of prostitution. She controlled the victims and harbored them in a house and in other places for the purpose of commercial sex in the Western District of Texas. Defendant was charged with Importation of Alien for Immoral Purpose as well as two charges of Possession of a Firearm. She pled guilty and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
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