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CASE NAME:United States v. Kent Frank
ALL PLAINTIFFS:
ALL DEFENDANTS:Kent Frank
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DOCKET NUMBER:04-20778-CR-JORDAN/BROWN
SOURCE:Lexis Search
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Alaberto Jordan
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YEAR OF VERDICT:2007
TYPE OF COURT:Federal
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
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WAS VICTIM CHARGED WITH A CRIME:No
NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):1
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Pornography, Other Sex Industry, Sex Tourism
FIRST CHARGE:Engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 USC 2423(c)
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:360 months with 10-15 supervised release
SECOND CHARGE:purchasing or otherwise obtaining custody or control of a minor with the intent to promote the engaging in of sexually explicit conduct by the minor for the purpose of producing any visual depiction of such conduct
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 USC 2251A(b)(2)(A)
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
SECOND CHARGE SENTENCE:480 months running concurrently and 15 years’ supervised release
THIRD CHARGE:traveling in interstate and foreign commerce for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 USC 2423(b)
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Conviction
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:599 F.3d 1221
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Affirm
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:Kent Frank traveled at least five times from the United States to Cambodia to engage in sex with minors abroad.  He paid the minor girls $15 to $25 to photograph them or have sex with them.  He was caught when Cambodian police were tipped off to something unusual happening in Frank's hotel room.  When they arrived, four young girls left the room together.
Approval Status:Approved
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