Lower Paxton man pleads guilty for child sex trafficking
LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP (WPMT)-A Lower Paxton man plead guilty Thursday in federal court to sex trafficking of children, according to a news release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Coy C. Klinger, 37, recruited young girls and women online to engage in sex acts in exchange for money at his home along the 5700 block of Kenwood Avenue in Lower Paxton Township, according to United States Attorney Peter Smith.
Klinger allegedly took nude photographs of the girls and women and then posted advertisements for prostitution services on a website.
Klinger was charged in Sept. 2014 after the FBI found evidence on his laptop and iPhone.
Klinger faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years imprisonment on the sex trafficking charge and a statutory maximum of life imprisonment. The United States and Klinger have agreed to jointly recommend a sentence of 120 months’ incarceration but the final determination will be the decision of the court.
The case is part of Project Safe Childhood, nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.
For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.projectsafechildhood.gov/