Moreover, Flint and Roney actually took her there, and they knew exactly where to take her, told her what to do and how much to charge, and lurked nearby while she attempted to solicit customers. Contrary to this, the Appellate Court expressed that the first instance judge had been too hard on the prosecution. The Appellate Court found that as the defendants had not contended that any of the counts were duplicitous in the district court, and had not shown good cause for the oversight, they had waived the issue. Defendant helped the teenager obtain false identification documents. Moreover, the jury was correctly instructed to consider that a verdict of guilty or not guilty of an offense charged in one count should not control their decision as to the defendant in any other count.
Moreover, the jury was correctly instructed to consider that a verdict of guilty or not guilty of an offense charged in one count should not control their decision as to the defendant in any other count. However, the Appellate Court held that in this particular case, the leading questions could not have affected the verdict, given the overwhelming evidence of the defendants' guilt. The girl was 13 to 15 years old during the crimes and was taking calls from defendant Young's escort service. The Appellate Court concluded that it need not resolve this issue on the merits, because Flint had waived this claim by failing to raise or argue it before the District Court. Nothing in the photos distinguished them from ordinary head-and-shoulders shots, and neither the witness nor the jury were told they were mug shots. He claimed that she presented herself as an adult in her words and actions, such that others -including a police officer- were also mistaken about her age. The three defendants argued that the indictment was duplicitous. Upheld Flint raised two issues on appeal: Furthermore, even without the enhancement, the District Court could have imposed the same sentence. The defendant was sentenced to life imprisonment Appellate Decision: The escort service operated both online and over the phone. Madkins appealed his sentence arguing that the District Court erred in applying the two level sentence enhancements for unduly influencing a minor to engage in sexual conduct and for using a computer to entice and solicit persons to engage in prohibited sexual conduct with minors See Sentencing Guidelines 2G1. The appellate court interpreted the statute to require three elements: Head testified that she was responsible for mentoring prostitutes, and that Daniels "disciplined" her by hitting and slapping her when she "did something that [she] knew [she] wasn't supposed to do. Thus, here, where substantial rights have not been affected by this error, and where Madkin could not carry his burden to show prejudice or a miscarriage of justice, the sentence enhancement was affirmed. The first count alleged the conspiracy and described as acts in furtherance of it the acts charged as substantive violations in the 20 subsequent counts. The Appellate Court ruled, contrary to this argument, that this evidence was relevant to show one of the methods by which Cephus coerced the women and girls into obeying his commands, and that it was not unduly prejudicial in light of the extensive evidence that Cephus had beaten several women who worked for him. Finally, the minor victim testified that during the trip to Detroit, Flint and Roney made comments about her engaging in prostitution, though she had not recognized their significance at the time. Flint further argued that the government had not proved that Flint had transported the minor victim for the purpose of her engaging in commercial sex, because no witness testified that there was a plan of prostitution prior to their arriving in Michigan. The Circuit Court noted there is a presumption of undue influence since the defendant was 10 years older than the minor female victims and no evidence rebutted this presumption. Also significant was the consideration of the Child Exploitation Enterprise charge since federal courts had not considered the elements of the crime and requirements for conviction. Contrary to this, the Appellate Court expressed that the first instance judge had been too hard on the prosecution. The applicants futher complained about the government's frequently posing leading questions to its witnesses. Upheld Defendants Justin P. The defendants also challenged their sentences. Daniels "Motor City Mink" and Stephanie Head were jointly charged with 8 counts of child pornography and child prostitution for running a pornography and prostitution ring in and around Detroit, Michigan.
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