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CASE NAME:United States v. Brandon Quincy Thompson
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Brandon Quincy Thompson a.k.a. Hanee Rasid King a.k.a. Hanee Rashid King a.k.a. Kadafi a.k.a. Terrence Maceo Clay, Jr., Megan Marie Hayes
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DOCKET NUMBER:4:09-cr-40129-KES, 4:09-mj-00046-KES
SOURCE:Bloomberg, DOJ/US Attorney Website or Press Release, Lexis Search, News Article
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
RELATED CASE CITATION:4:12-cv-04133-KES
TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Karen E. Schreier
YEAR OF ARREST:2009
YEAR OF VERDICT:2010
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:South Dakota
FEDERAL DISTRICT:District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:10 +
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):2
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Female and Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution
FIRST CHARGE:Sex Trafficking of a Child
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1591
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:Life
SECOND CHARGE:Solicitation to Murder Federal Witness
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 373, 18 U.S.C. § 1512
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
SECOND CHARGE SENTENCE:120 months
THIRD CHARGE:Conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a child
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1594(c)
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
THIRD CHARGE SENTENCE:12 months
FOURTH CHARGE:Sex Trafficking of a child
FOURTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1591
FOURTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Dismissed
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FIFTH CHARGE:Transporting a child from criminal sexual activity and aiding & abetting same
FIFTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. 2423(a), 18 U.S.C. 2
FIFTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Dismissed
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:Life
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Sentence
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:Thompson v. United States, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25658
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Appeal dismissed
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:Thompson and Hayes were arrested in 2009 in connection with an underage prostitution ring, which advertised on backpage.com. At least 10 underage girls were involved. Thompson pled guilty to sex trafficking of a child by force and soliciting someone to murder a federal witness. He was sentenced to life in prison for the first charge, and 10 years for the solicitation to murder charge. Thompson admitted to knowingly trafficking a juvenile to customers willing to pay to engage in sex acts with her, knowing force, fraud, or coercion was used to engage in the sex acts. He also received part of the money paid. Hayes pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking and was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day.
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