Convicted policeman sentenced in Guam brothel case
HAGATNA, Guam — A former police officer convicted of raping and intimidating women at a brothel in Guam has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
David Manila was convicted last year of helping support a brothel hidden inside a karaoke lounge. Prosecutors said the women there had been trafficked from Micronesia and forced into prostitution.
A jury found that Manila and another policeman, Anthony Quenga, kept the women from fleeing by threatening to arrest them. The men were also found guilty of raping women at the brothel.
The Pacific Daily News reports that Manila was found guilty on 12 charges spanning 48 separate counts.
The judge told Manila at sentencing that he abused a position of trust and exploited victims who were particularly vulnerable.
Quenga will be sentenced on Friday.
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