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Man gets 19 years for attempting trafficking of minor in NWI sex tourism case

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A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to more than 19 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to one count of attempted sex trafficking of a minor, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana said.

Denton Jerome, 32, of Doylestown, Wis., was sentenced to 235 months imprisonment followed by five years of supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of attempted sex trafficking of a minor, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

“According to documents in the case, Jerome was apprehended as a result of an undercover operation targeting customers of child sex tourism,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. “On April 18, 2017, Jerome drove from Wisconsin to a hotel in Munster, Ind., with the intent to engage in commercial sex acts with a 10-year-old female. Less than a year earlier, Jerome was convicted for attempted child enticement in Eau Claire, Wis., also as the result of an undercover sting operation, and sentenced to three months imprisonment. Jerome committed the instant offense while on probation from his first conviction.”

“Crimes committed against innocent children are particularly egregious,” U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch said. “Others who commit these type of offenses, should be warned by this sentence. We and our law enforcement partners aggressively focus our efforts on bringing offenders like Mr. Jerome to justice.”

“Crimes like these have a grave impact on our children,” said James M. Gibbons, Special Agent in Charge of HSI Chicago. “Mr. Jerome’s lengthy prison sentence is a harsh reminder that law enforcement and the courts will not tolerate those who steal the innocence of the children and of our communities.”

 

 

Posted 6/21/2018

 
 
 
 

 

 

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