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CASE NAME:United States v. Chappell
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Arthur James Chappell
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DOCKET NUMBER:11-1723
SOURCE:Bloomberg, Lexis Search, News Article
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
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YEAR OF ARREST:2009
YEAR OF VERDICT:2010
TYPE OF COURT:Federal
STATE:Minnesota
FEDERAL DISTRICT:District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Adult and Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:4 +
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
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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 (johns/other buyers)
FIRST CHARGE:Recruitment of a minor to engage in a commercial sex act
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1591
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Conviction
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:665 F.3d 1012
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Reverse and Remand
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:In June 2007 the owner of a hotel called the police because she suspected prostitution was taking place in the hotel. Police recognized Defendant Arthur Chappell as his was leaving the hotel in his car. They stopped him and searched his car where they found $3,700 in cash, false identification, a list of names and dollar amounts, a hotel receipt, and condoms. Police later searched a residence suspected as being used for Prostitution. The minor victim was rescued from this residence and at trial testified that Arthur Chappell recruited her for the purposes of prostitution and knew she was a minor.
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