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CASE NAME:United States v. Ralph Darnell Redd
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States of America
ALL DEFENDANTS:Ralph Darnell Redd a.k.a. Zig Zag
CITATION:USA v. Redd, No. 3:10-cr-02740 (S.D. Cal. Feb 29, 2012)
DOCKET NUMBER:3:10-cr-02740, 12-50101, 13-06163, 3:10-mj-02192
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):Thomas J. Whelan
YEAR OF ARREST:2010
YEAR OF VERDICT:2011
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:California
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:Pornography, Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution
FIRST CHARGE:Sex trafficking of a minor
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1591(a) and (b) <br>
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:60 months
SECOND CHARGE:Sexual exploitation of a child and aiding and abetting
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 22S1(a) and(e) and 2
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
SECOND CHARGE SENTENCE:60 months
THIRD CHARGE:Distribution of images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct <br>
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 22S2(a)(2)
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
THIRD CHARGE SENTENCE:60 months
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SENTENCING OPINION CITATION:USA v. Redd, No. 3:10-cr-02740 (S.D. Cal. Feb 29, 2012), Court Order
LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:180 months
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Conviction
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:United States v. Redd, 511 F. App&#39;x 656 (9th Cir. 2013) cert. denied, 13-6163, 2013 WL 4776546 (U.S. Oct. 15, 2013)
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Affirm
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:Defendant Ralph Darnell Redd, a.k.a. Zig Zag, from San Diego created a website and put up online ads offering commercial sex acts with a minor female. Redd knew that the victim was a minor and was convicted by a jury on three counts: sex trafficking of a minor, sexual exploitation of a child and aiding and abetting, and distribution of images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Redd was sentenced to three consecutive five-year sentences followed by a five year supervision period and mandatory sex offender registration.
Approval Status:Approved
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