Guam – A second superseding indictment has now been filed against 3 Guam Police officers in the Blue House Lounge case.
In all now there are 26 charges listed in the indictment, 7 more than the 19 listed in the original indictment. And some of the charges are new. The new charges include Criminal Intimidation and kidnapping.
In the first superseding indictment unsealed last Monday, GPD Officers Anthony T. Quenga, Mario Q. Laxamana and David Q. Manila were charged with conspiracy to compel prostitution and conspiracy to commit kidnapping, among other charges.
The charges all stem from their alleged involvement in the forced prostitution that was occurring at the now closed Blue House Lounge.
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Late Friday afternoon, GPD Officer Mario Laxamana was able to post the $100-thousand dollar bail required by the Court in the Blue House case. Laxamana however will remain under “House Arrest” even though he has been released from prison. However, 2 other GPD officers remain in jail, unable to meet their bails after Judge Anita Sukola Friday morning rejected a bid to lower the amounts so the men could be released. Bail for Officers David Manila and Anthony Quenga remains at $250,000, each.
Blue House owner Song Ja Cha is also cahrged in both superseding indictments, along with former employee Freda Esuen. Cha has already been convicted in federal court on human trafficing charges and she has been sentenced to life in prison.