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CASE NAME:United States v. Alan A. Townsend
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Alan A. Townsend
CITATION:2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103291 (S.D. Ohio Dec. 19, 2008)
DOCKET NUMBER:12-04031, 2:11-cv-00113-JLG-NMK, 2:08-CR-168(2), 6:08-mj-01223-KRS, 2:08-cr-00168-JLG-NMK
SOURCE:Bloomberg, Lexis Search, News Article
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Judge
TRIAL JUDGE(S):James L. Graham
YEAR OF ARREST:2008
YEAR OF VERDICT:2008
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:Ohio
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Southern District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:1
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Unknown
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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, Other Sex Industry
FIRST CHARGE:Transporting an individual for prostitution
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2421
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:96 months
SECOND CHARGE:Transportation of minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2423
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Charge Dropped
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THIRD CHARGE:Coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2422
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FOURTH CHARGE:Sex trafficking of children by force, fraud, or coercion
FOURTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1591
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Sentence, Appealed Plea
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:United States v. Townsend, 396 Fed. Appx. 239 (6th Cir. Ohio 2010); Townsend v. United States, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15380 (S.D. Ohio Feb. 16, 2011); Townsend v. United States, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68920 (S.D. Ohio May 16, 2012); Townsend v. United States, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97409 (S.D. Ohio July 13, 2012)
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Affirm
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:In 2008, Defendant Alan Townsend and his romantic partner, Courtney Shine, recruited the victim, a 13 year-old girl, through an internet chatroom because they wanted her to travel with them to Florida to engage in commercial sex. Townsend was Shine's pimp. They eventually met the victim at a local park. The victim led them to believe she was an adult, but her mother informed defendants that she was a minor. The victim agreed to travel with the defendants from Columbus, Ohio to Florida. When they got there, the victim refused to participate in prostitution, but babysat Townsend and Shine's son. Townsend pled guilty to transporting an individual for prostitution, receiving a sentence of 96 months incarceration.
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