Convicted child sex trafficker gets 472-year sentence

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Convicted child sex trafficker gets 472-year sentence

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A Colorado man convicted as a child sex trafficker was sentenced to 472 years in prison Tuesday, KDVR reported. It was the longest sentence for a human trafficking case in U.S. history.

Brock Franklin, 31, was found guilty of 30 counts, including soliciting for child prostitution, sexual assault and kidnapping in March. He was one of seven people indicted by a Colorado grand jury in 2015, KDVR reported.

Three girls and five women cooperated with prosecutors during the case, which was brought under Colorado’s Organized Crime Control Act.

“I can’t begin to even explain what he did to my life,” said one of the victims, Breahannah Leary.

Franklin sat quietly as a judge read his fate, KDVR reported. One victim stood up and addressed the court.

“Reading it today, and speaking and actually saying how I felt, and him having hearing and have to sit there and listen and listen to me, that brought me so much joy and that’s why I came today,” Leary said.

"A 400-year sentence sends a strong message across the country that we're not going to tolerate this kind of violence to women and vulnerable populations," Janet Drake with the Colorado Attorney General's Office told KDVR.

The defense asked for the minimum sentence of 96 years. 

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