Two West Texas men, who both plead guilty in February 2017 to one count of sexually exploiting a 12-year-old girl, were each sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison.
U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor sentenced Terrell Orlando Kinchen, 20, and Troy Lee Applin Jr., 23.
“What these men did to this 12-year old girl is shocking and despicable,” said U.S. Attorney John Parker of Texas. “The total depravity displayed by these defendants justifies these sentences.”
According to plea documents filed in the case, between Jan. 1 and July 7, 2016, Kinchen made the 12-year-old girl, Jane Doe 1, to engage in sexually explicit conduct.
Kinchen did so for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct to mail, ship, or transport to others.
Kinchen and Applin met at Kinchen’s apartment. After arriving at the apartment, Applin used an Apple iPhone, to produce a video of “Jane Doe 1” engaging in sexually explicit conduct with Kinchen.
Applin also used the cellphone to make a video recording of “Jane Doe 1” engaging in sexually explicit conduct with him in the bathroom of the apartment.
After the videos were recorded, they were transmitted via the Internet by Snapchat and Facebook. “Jane Doe 1” was 12 years of age at the time.
*This investigation was conducted under HSI’s Operation Predator, an international initiative to protect children from sexual predators. Since the launch of Operation Predator in 2003, HSI has arrested more than 14,000 individuals for crimes against children, including the production and distribution of online child pornography, traveling overseas for sex with minors, and sex trafficking of children. In fiscal year 2015, nearly 2,400 individuals were arrested by HSI special agents under this initiative and more than 1,000 victims identified or rescued.Warning: file_get_contents(): https:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_fopen=0 in /hermes/bosnacweb02/bosnacweb02af/b360/ipg.sbnotebookcom/wp-content/themes/goodnews5/framework/functions/posts_share.php on line 151 Warning: file_get_contents(https://plusone.google.com/_/+1/fastbutton?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cjnotebook.com%2F2-men-sentenced-20-years-prison-sexually-exploiting-child%2F): failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /hermes/bosnacweb02/bosnacweb02af/b360/ipg.sbnotebookcom/wp-content/themes/goodnews5/framework/functions/posts_share.php on line 151