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Blue House Lounge case appeals heard

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 by Krystal Paco

Guam - Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments in the Blue House Lounge appeal Monday morning.

Attorney Terrence Timblin represents former GPD officer David Manila. Today Timblin argued a number of issues supporting his motion for a new trial.

These arguments included that there were too many conspiracy charges against his client when all the alleged events occurred in one building.

He argued that according to the statute of limitations, prosecutors never proved Manila was a police officer.

He also noted that the alleged victims had plenty of motive to lie on the stand evident after a woman came forward after the fact. "During the trial she starts watching TV and the Internet and wait a minute - these girls are all lying. I didn't hear about this until two months later. That's why I filed the motion for a new trial," he explained.

Manila was sentenced to 30 years behind bars after he was convicted last year for 12 charges including criminal sexual conduct, second degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, compelling prostitution, and official misconduct.

The matter was taken under advisement.
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