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CASE NAME:United States v. Rances Ulices Amaya
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Rances Ulices Amaya a.k.a. Blue a.k.a. Murder
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DOCKET NUMBER:1:11-cr-00556
SOURCE:Bloomberg, 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):Anthony John Trenga
YEAR OF ARREST:2011
YEAR OF VERDICT:2012
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:Virginia
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Eastern District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Minor
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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:Yes
NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):1
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution
FIRST CHARGE:Conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a child
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 371
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Sentence
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:519 Fed. Appx. 784
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Affirm
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:Defendant Rances Ulices Amaya was charged and convicted of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a child and three counts of sex trafficking of a child for his involvement in a prostitution ring. The defendant was responsible for bringing in "new girls" to use for commercial sex and for intimidating customers and prostitutes as necessary to continue operating the prostitution ring. Defendant raped the girls before using them as prostitutes for the purpose of "testing them out.". He threatened the girls with physical violence and told them he would hurt their families if they did not comply. Many of the defendant's victims were runaway teens.
Approval Status:Approved
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