HAGATNA, Guam — A sex trafficking trial in Guam has been delayed after consecutive appeals to the territory's Supreme Court by a convicted lounge owner and a police officer also accused in the case.
The Pacific Daily News reported Friday (http://bit.ly/17ar6JV ) that a lawyer for police officer David Manila filed an appeal arguing he should be released while he waits to be tried. The appeal came just before territorial justices rejected an appeal from lounge owner Song Ja Cha, who argued she was being tried twice for the same crime in the Blue House case.
Cha was sentenced by a federal judge to life in prison in September in the scheme.
The brothel was run out of a bar called the Blue House Lounge, which was open from 2004 to 2008.
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