A federal grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky, returned an indictment on March 8, charging a Tennessee man with sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion. The indictment further charged that the defendant conspired with a Kentucky woman to commit that crime.
U.S. District Chief Judge Stephanie M. Rose sentenced defendants Nesly Mwarecheong, 46, and Bertino Weires, 51, U.S. residents and Federated States of Micronesia citizens, to 48 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release and nearly $70,000 in restitution to the victims for withholding passports to coerce labor of two men in a meat processing plant.
A former corrections officer with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), was sentenced to 120 months and three years of supervised release today in federal court in the Central District of California for sexually assaulting a woman in custody.
A former detention officer with the McClain County Jail in Purcell, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty to being deliberately indifferent to a substantial risk of serious harm to a pretrial detainee’s physical safety, thereby violating the pretrial detainee’s constitutional civil rights.
A Wisconsin man pleaded guilty to one felony count and one misdemeanor count of intimidating and interfering with Black residents because of their race and because they were exercising their right to fair housing.