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CASE NAME:United States v. Jose Ciro Juarez-Santamaria
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Jose Ciro Juarez-Santamaria
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DOCKET NUMBER:1:11-cr-00217
SOURCE:Bloomberg, Lexis Search
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TRIAL JUDGE(S):Liam O'Grady
YEAR OF ARREST:2011
YEAR OF VERDICT:2011
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:Virginia
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Eastern 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
METHOD OF ENTRY INTO THE U.S.:Unknown
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NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):1
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Male
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CASE CATEGORIZATION:Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution (johns/other buyers)
FIRST CHARGE:Conspiracy to transport a minor for the purpose of prostitution and for sex trafficking
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 371
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:60 months
SECOND CHARGE:Transportation of a Minor to Engage in Prostitution
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2423(a)
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
SECOND CHARGE SENTENCE:Life imprisonment
THIRD CHARGE:Sex Trafficking of a Child
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1591
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
THIRD CHARGE SENTENCE:Life imprisonment
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Conviction, Appealed Plea
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:513 Fed. Appx. 306
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Affirm
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:Through his involvement in MS-13 gang, Defendant Jose Ciro Juarez-Santamaria forced a twelve-year-old girl to engage in commercial sex acts. Defendant transported the victim to engage in prostitution in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. by car or public transportation over the course of three to four months. The victim met the defendant at a party in 2009 after she had runaway from home and was looking for a place to stay. Defendant and fellow gang members gave the victim alcohol and marijuana to force her compliance. Defendant was convicted by a jury of sex trafficking of a child, transportation for the purpose of prostitution, and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking. He was sentenced to life imprisonment.
Approval Status:Approved
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