Man Sentenced To 472 Years In Prison For Child Sex Trafficking
A Colorado man has been slapped with the longest prison sentence in U.S. history in a human trafficking case.
Arapahoe County Judge Peter Michaelson sentenced Brock Franklin to 472 years in prison for operating a child prostitution ring.
Via NY Daily News:
“This is not a minimum sentence type of case,” said Janet Drake, who is with the attorney general’s office. She initially requested the judge sentence Franklin to 616 years in prison.
Franklin was indicted in 2015 for allegedly using drugs and violence to manipulate and prey on young girls and women, typically forcing them into performing sex acts as part of his prostitution ring.
A jury in March found the 31-year-old guilty on 30 counts, including sexual exploitation of a child, child prostitution, pimping and kidnapping.
During his trial, the packed courtroom listened as eight of Brock’s nine victims shared their experiences, some of them still suffering PTSD, according to the news station.
“I miss myself, my confidence, my laugh. I miss my happiness,” one victim said, of the three “long months” she spent with Franklin in 2015.