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Child sex trafficker guilty of 30 counts

3/24/2017 6:00:16 PM

An Arapahoe County jury today found Brock Franklin, 31, guilty of 30 counts in a human trafficking case brought under Colorado’s Organized Crime Control Act (COCCA). The human trafficking ring involved children as well as adults.

Franklin, the leader of the group, was charged with the most counts, at 34.

A statewide grand jury returned an indictment Nov. 5, 2015, against seven people including Franklin.

The indictment included a total of 59 counts including violations of COCCA, trafficking a minor for sexual servitude and numerous charges related to child and adult prostitution. Additional charges included assault, distribution of controlled substances to a minor, sex assault and kidnapping.

Three girls and five women who were victimized by the human trafficking ring cooperated with the prosecution; it is believed additional women were also victims.

Franklin's sentence will be determined pending the outcome of habitual criminal proceedings that are scheduled to get underway in June.

These were the charges of which Franklin was found guilty:

COCCA

Human Trafficking Minor

Pimping a Child

Patronizing a Prostituted Child

Soliciting for Child Prostitution

Inducement of Child Prostitution

Pandering of  a Child

Procurement of a Child

Sexual Exploitation of a Child – Producing a Performance

Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor

Human Trafficking Minor

Second Degree Kidnapping

Pimping a Child

Patronizing a Prostituted Child

Soliciting for Child Prostitution

Inducement of Child Prostitution

Pandering of a Child

Procurement of a Child

Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor - Prostitution

Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor – Unlawful Use of Controlled Sub.

Distribution of a Sch. 1 or 2 Cont. Sub. To a Minor

Soliciting for Child Prostitution

Human Trafficking Adult

Pimping

Sexual Assault

Pimping

Pimping

Pimping

Pimping

Attempt to Commit Pimping

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