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CASE NAME:United States v. Yanchun Li
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Yanchun Li, Wei Lin
CITATION:2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24907 2013 WL 638601 (D.N. Mar. Is. 2013)
DOCKET NUMBER:13-10104, 1:12-CR-00012-2
SOURCE:Bloomberg, Lexis Search
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Judge
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Ramona V. Manglona
YEAR OF ARREST:2012
YEAR OF VERDICT:2013
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:Northern Mariana Islands
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Northern District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Adult
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:3 +
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:China
METHOD OF ENTRY INTO THE U.S.:Unknown
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NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):2
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Labor and Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution, Nightclub Industry, Restaurant/Bar Industry
FIRST CHARGE:Conspiracy to Commit Sex Trafficking and to Benefit Financially from a Sex Trafficking Venture
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. §§ 1594( c), 1591(a)(1) and 1591(a)(2)
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:60 months
SECOND CHARGE:Sex Trafficking by Force, Fraud, or Coercion
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1591(a)(1)
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Dismissed
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THIRD CHARGE:Financially Benefitting from a Sex Trafficking Venture
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:60 months
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Sentence
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SUMMARY:Defendant Yanchun Li transported three female victims to and from their apartment and the Rosen Music Studio karaoke bar and hotels for the purpose of forced labor and commercial sex. Defendants forced the women to entertain men at the bars and to have commercial sex by confiscating their passports and telling them they would be killed if they went outside. The bar charged an extra fee for sex with the women. The women were recruited from China with the promise of legitimate jobs in the U.S. as waitresses or housekeepers. They were told they would be paid $1,000 a month and would receive their work visas upon arrival in Saipan. Li pled guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking and was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment.
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