The court denied bail to Andrews, finding that he failed to rebut the presumption that he was a risk of flight or danger to his community under 18 U.S.C. §3142. Andrews was charged with sex trafficking by means of force, fraud, or coercion, 18 U.S.C. § 1591(a), and conspiracy to commit the same, both of which are 18 U.S.C. Ch. 77 offenses, which triggered a rebuttable presumption that he is a danger to the community or a risk of flight. The court found Andrews' risk of flight was heightened, given the fact he witnessed the government's formidable evidence against him at trial in March. Additionally, the court found he posed a grave danger to the community based on a victim's testimony of Andrews' coercive and manipulative behavior, exploitation of the victim's drug addiction, and the fact Andrews had carried out the sex trafficking using phone and computers, making it easy for him continue his operation from home.
United States v. Andrews, No. 1:19-cr-00131, 2020 WL 3182911 (S.D.N.Y. June 15, 2020)
Criminal (Federal Charges)
Type of Court
Federal District Court
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Pretrial Detention [jail]
Compassionate Release Case
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Place of Incarceration
Federal Detention Center [typically federal pretrial detention]
Sex trafficking by means of force, fraud, or coercion, 18 U.S.C. § 1591(a), and conspiracy to commit the same, 18 U.S.C. § 1594(c)
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