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CASE NAME:United States v. Will Moss Jr.
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Will Moss Jr.
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DOCKET NUMBER:2:03cr550
SOURCE:Lexis Search, Non-DOJ Press Release
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Judge
TRIAL JUDGE(S):William B. Shubb
YEAR OF ARREST:2003
YEAR OF VERDICT:2006
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:California
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Eastern District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Adult and Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:7 +
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Unknown
METHOD OF ENTRY INTO THE U.S.:Unknown
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:Sex trafficking of children or by force, fraud, or coercion
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1591(a)(1)
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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SECOND CHARGE:Sex trafficking of children or by force, fraud, or coercion
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1591(a)(1)
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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THIRD CHARGE:Sex trafficking of children or by force, fraud, or coercion
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1591(a)(2)
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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FOURTH CHARGE:Sex trafficking of children or by force, fraud, or coercion
FOURTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1591(a)(2)
FOURTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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FIFTH CHARGE:Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence
FIFTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 924(c)
FIFTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:480 months
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Conviction, Appealed Sentence
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:379 Fed Appx. 651 (9th Cir. 2010); 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 10138.
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Affirm in Part and Remand in Part
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:Defendant Will Moss, Jr. was found guilty of 12 counts relating to sex trafficking of children for prostitution and various firearms offenses in furtherance of a crime of violence. Moss sold the victims for commercial sex in Stockton, California, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and other California cities. He controlled them through force and intimidation, including showing them his gun, beating them, and raping them on numerous occasions. Moss used older prostitutes to help manage the younger prostitutes. Moss was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison and 10 years of supervision.
Approval Status:Approved
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