100 year prison sentence for man who advertised child porn

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DENVER — A man who federal investigators said advertised child pornography and distributed it on the Internet was sentenced to 100 years in prison Tuesday.

Richard Franklin, 45, was found guilty of advertising child pornography, receipt of child pornography, two counts of distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography in August.

His sentence is one of the longest in Colorado history, officials said.

Prosecutors said Franklin advertised and sent pornographic photos from 2009 to 2011.

In total he possessed 200,000 images of child pornography, said Justice Department spokesman Jeff Dorschner.

“As a result of this investigation, two young children, both under 12 years old, were rescued from their abusers,” Dorschner said.

When imposing sentence, the Court stated that the crimes of the defendant were “pernicious and evil” and “must be dealt with in the most severe way.”

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2 comments

  • Jackie Loupinek

    If this guy were, say, a popular former Arapahoe County Sheriff and trading meth for child porn, and handled by the Colorado AG’s office, he’d had only received 17 days in jail.

    Guess it’s all in who you blow.

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