High Court upholds sentencing of former GPD officer involved in notorious prostitution ring

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Guam  – Former Guam Police Department officer serving time for his involvement in the Blue House prostitution case and it appears that he will not be getting out anytime soon as he has lost his appeal before the Supreme Court of Guam.

David Q. Manila is serving a concurrent 30-year sentence, he was given 15 years each for the conspiracy to commit kidnapping and kidnapping charges; 3 years each for various compelling prostitution and felonious restraint charges; 30 years each for the two counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct charges; 15 years each for 2 counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct; one year for criminal intimidation; and one year for official misconduct.

Since his incarceration Manila has appealed his sentence with the Supreme Court of Guam claiming that the Superior Court of Guam abused its discretion on reman by sentencing Manila to thirty years of imprisonment with the possibility of parole and credit for time served.

The Supreme Court however has upheld the sentencing ruling that the Superior Court did not abuse its discretion by imposing the sentence.

This was Manila’s second attempt at an appeal, the first appeal was remanded.

 

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.