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CASE NAME:United States v. Charles Winters
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Charles Winters
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DOCKET NUMBER:CR F 81-193 LJO
SOURCE:Lexis Search, Westlaw; Other Court Documents
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Robert E. Coyle
YEAR OF ARREST:1981
YEAR OF VERDICT:1982
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:California
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Eastern District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Adult
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:2 +
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Unknown
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WAS VICTIM CHARGED WITH A CRIME:No
NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):1
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution
FIRST CHARGE:Kidnapping
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1201(a)
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:Life imprisonment
SECOND CHARGE:Transporting Women in Interstate Commerce for Immoral Purposes in Violation of the Mann Act
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2421
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
SECOND CHARGE SENTENCE:60 months
THIRD CHARGE:Carrying a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
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THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
THIRD CHARGE SENTENCE:120 months
FOURTH CHARGE:Felon in Possession of a Firearm
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FOURTH CHARGE SENTENCE:120 months
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:Life imprisonment
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Conviction, Appealed Sentence
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:United States v. Winters, 729 F.2d 602; United States v. Winters, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49704 (E.D. Cal., Apr. 4, 2012)
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Deny
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:Defendant Charles Winters was sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of kidnapping and transporting women across interstate lines for immoral purposes in violation of the Mann Act. In the early 1980's, Winters transported two women across state lines for the purpose of prostitution. He forced the women to engage in commercial sex acts by raping and beating them. The women were forced to engage in prostitution at migrant labor camps, truck stops, and other places. Winters obtained one woman by picking her up in his van while she was hitchhiking with friends in California. The second woman was a former acquaintance of Winters who was looking for financial assistance.
Approval Status:Approved
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