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CASE NAME:United States v. Derwin Smith
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Derwin Smith
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DOCKET NUMBER:1:10cr583
SOURCE:DOJ/US Attorney Website or Press Release, Lexis Search, News Article
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Catherine C. Blake
YEAR OF ARREST:2010
YEAR OF VERDICT:2011
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:Maryland
FEDERAL DISTRICT:District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:1
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
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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 Child or 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:121 Months
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SUMMARY:In 2010, Defendant Derwin Smith of Glen Burnie, Maryland recruited a 12-year-old female to engage in commercial sex acts, promising to buy her a home and to make her his "bottom girl.". He used force and threats of force, including rape and threatening her with a gun, to ensure compliance. Defendant provided for the girl's food, shelter, and clothes but would not allow the girl to return home when she asked. He transported the girl from Washington, DC to Atlantic City, NJ to engage in prostitution. Defendant pled guilty to sex trafficking of a minor and was sentenced to 121 months imprisonment.
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