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CASE NAME:United States v. Stephen McKesson
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Stephen McKesson
CITATION:USA v. McKesson., 08-cr-00462-GEB (CA. Dist. Ct. 2008)
DOCKET NUMBER:08-cr-00462-GEB
SOURCE:Bloomberg, Lexis Search, Westlaw
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Magistrate Judge Kimberly J. Mueller
YEAR OF ARREST:2008
YEAR OF VERDICT:2009
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:California
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Eastern District Court
STATE COUNTY:Sacramento
AGE OF VICTIM(S):Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:1
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:United States
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 by force, fraud or coercion
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C § 1591
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:235 months
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Sentence
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:United States of America v. Stephen McKesson, 2010 WL 7355248 (C.A.9)
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Reverse
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:Defendant Stephen McKesson transported a 16-year-old female from Sacramento to redwood City to engage in commercial sex acts. McKesson paid for the motel room for prostitution clients and used the internet to advertise services. McKesson and the victim were initially in a relationship but over time victim was forced to act as a prostitute for McKesson and the relationship became violent (including sexual violence). Victim had 2 children with McKesson. Defendant pled guilty to sex trafficking and was sentenced to 235 months imprisonment.
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