Two Abilene Men Receive Hefty Sentences for Sexual Exploitation of a Female Minor

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Two Abilene men have been sentenced to federal prison for the sexual exploitation of a 12-year-old female, according to a press release from John R. Parker Attorney General Northern District of Texas.

Terrell Orlando Kinchen, 20, and Troy Lee Applin Jr., 23, were sentenced to 240 months each in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O'Connor

According to plea documents filed between January 1, 2016 and July 7, 2016, Kinchen "knowingly employed, used, persuaded, induced, enticed and coerced" a young female to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of making a video recording of the acts.

The two men met at Kinchen's apartment. Applin used a cell phone to make the recording. After the recordings were made, they were transmitted over the social media platforms Facebook and Snapchat.

The case was brought forward as part of Project Safe Childhood - a nationwide initiative launched in 2006 to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.

The U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, the Abilene Police Department and Traffick911 aided in the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Juanita Fielden was in charge of the prosecutions.

To learn more about Project Safe Childhood, visit their website here.


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