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CASE NAME:United States v. Kent Frank
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Kent Frank
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DOCKET NUMBER:No. 07–13685
SOURCE:Bloomberg, Lexis Search, News Article
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Adalberto J. Jordan
YEAR OF ARREST:2007
YEAR OF VERDICT:2010
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:Florida
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Southern District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:3
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Cambodia
METHOD OF ENTRY INTO THE U.S.:Unknown
WAS VICTIM CHARGED WITH A CRIME:No
NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):1
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Pornography, Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution (johns/other buyers)
FIRST CHARGE:Traveling and engaging in illicit sexual conduct with three minor girls in Cambodia
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2423(b)
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:360 months
SECOND CHARGE:Traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2423(c)
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
SECOND CHARGE SENTENCE:360 months
THIRD CHARGE:Purchasing the 3 minor girls in order to produce sexually explicit visual depictions of them
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2251A(b)(2)(A)
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
THIRD CHARGE SENTENCE:480 months
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Conviction, Appealed Judgment, Appealed Sentence
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:599 F.3d 1221
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Affirm
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:Defendant Kent Frank participated in child sex tourism in Cambodia. He purchased 3 female minor victims during two separate trips between 2003 and 2004. Defendant transported the victims as he traveled and engaged in illicit sex acts with the victims. Defendant produced sexually explicit visual depictions of his sex acts with the victims. Defendant was convicted of traveling, transporting, and purchasing the three girls for the purpose of illicit sex acts. He was sentenced to 360 and 480 months imprisonment.
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