Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announced Friday that Chen Li, 51, was sentenced in the Division One courtroom of the Honorable Robert W. Fairchild following his October 13 plea to the charges of attempted human trafficking and promoting the sale of sexual relations.
The Court sentenced Mr. Li to 41 months in the Department of Corrections for count one and 6 months in the Department of Corrections for count two, which will run concurrently to count one. It is expected that Mr. Li will be deported after serving his sentence.
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announced today that a District Court Judge has signed a warrant for the arrest of Samantha C. Elmer, 33, on two counts of aggravated interference with parental custody. It is believed Ms. Elmer fled the United States with her two daughters and we are seeking international assistance in safely locating and returning Ms. Elmer and her daughters.
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces that today in the Division Five Courtroom the Honorable Paula B. Martin sentenced Sarah Brooke Gonzales McLinn, 21, to a hard 50 sentence for the January 2014 slaying of Harold Sasko in his own home. This sentence ultimately means Ms. Gonzales McLinn must serve at least 50 years before she can be considered for parole.