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CASE NAME:United States v. DeCory Danyayle Williams
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:DeCory Danyayle Williams, Tiffone Lasone Southwell
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DOCKET NUMBER:5:04CR00081
SOURCE:DOJ/US Attorney Website or Press Release
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Judge
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Robin J. Cauthron
YEAR OF ARREST:2004
YEAR OF VERDICT:2004
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:Oklahoma
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Western 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:United States
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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:Transportation of Person Under 18 years With Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity; Aiding and Abetting
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2423(a) & 18 U.S.C. § 2
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:120 months
SECOND CHARGE:Transportation of Person Under 18 years With Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity; Aiding and Abetting
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2423(a) & 18 U.S.C. § 2
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Dismissed
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THIRD CHARGE:Sex Trafficking of Children or by Force, Fraud, or Coercion; Aiding and Abetting
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1591(a) & 18 U.S.C. § 2
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Judgment, Appealed Sentence
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:188 Fed. Appx. 755 (10th Cir. 2006)
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Deny
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:Defendants DeCory Williams and Tiffone Southwell were two of 18 individuals charged after a child prostitution investigation called "Stormy Nights.". They and others charged after this investigation were part of a "loose affiliation" of child traffickers. All of the child victims were U.S. citizens. Defendants transported a 13-year-old girl from Oklahoma to Miami, Florida for commercial sex. Defendants pled guilty to transportation of persons under 18 with intent to engage in prostitution and Williams was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
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