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CASE NAME:United States v. Jimmie Lee Jones
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Jimmie Lee Jones, a/k/a Mike Spade
CITATION:2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 51858
DOCKET NUMBER:07-285
SOURCE:DOJ/US Attorney Website or Press Release, Lexis Search
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Judge
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Hon. William S. Duffey, Jr.
YEAR OF ARREST:2005
YEAR OF VERDICT:2007
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:Georgia
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Northern District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Adult and Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:5 +
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Unknown
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NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):1
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution
FIRST CHARGE:Conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 371 (18 U.S.C. § 1591)
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:60 months, 3 years supervised release
SECOND CHARGE:Transporting in interstate commerce for the purposes of prostitution
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2421
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
SECOND CHARGE SENTENCE:120 months to run consecutively to charges in count 1, 3 years supervised released to run concurrently with count 1
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CORE TERMS:18 U.S.C. § 371, 18 U.S.C. § 1591, 18 U.S.C. § 2421
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:120 months
RESTITUTION REQUIRED:$60,000
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APPEAL:No
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SUMMARY:

From 2000 to 2005, Defendant Jones, also known as "Mike Spade,"  coerced and forced a number of young women, including juveniles under the age of 18, to engage in commercial sex acts.  Jones recruited victims at colleges, restaurants, nightclubs, and other public venues by promising to help them pursue work as models and exotic dancers.  According to a Department of Justice press release, Jones convinced at least five of the girls to sign contracts under which they agreed to pay Jones hundreds of dollars per week to help build their modeling careers.  Jones then used physical violence and threats of physical violence to coerce the victims into engaging in commercial sex acts.  Additionally, the defendant controlled and manipulated the victims by threatening their financial security and threatening to release sexually explicit videotapes of the victims.  

 Jones was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking and for transporting persons across state lines for purposes of prostitution.

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