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October 15, 2015

Dauphin County Man Sentenced to 10 Years’ Imprisonment in Federal Child Sex Trafficking Case

HARRISBURG—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Coy C. Klinger, age 38, of Lower Paxton Township, Pennsylvania was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in federal prison by United States District Court Judge John E. Jones, III, in Harrisburg for sex trafficking of children.

According to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith, Klinger pleaded guilty in February 2015 to operating a prostitution business out of his home in Lower Paxton Township. Klinger trolled the Internet to find young women to engage in sexual activity for money with customers in his home in Lower Paxton Township. Klinger retained a portion of the money paid for the sex acts. After examining Klinger’s Iphone and laptop computer, the FBI found evidence that he was taking nude photographs of the girls and posting the photographs online in advertisements for prostitution services.

After Klinger serves his 10 year prison term, Judge Jones ordered him to remain on supervised release for an additional five years.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Lower Paxton Township Police Department and the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Meredith A. Taylor.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a U.S. Department of Justice nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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