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New York Man Charged With Allegedly Transporting Minor With Intent To Engage In Sexual Conduct

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2013

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Trevorn Renel Parkins, age 21, of Buffalo, New York, was indicted today by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg charging him with the transportation of minors and traveling with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.

     The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Pennsylvania State Police, the Buffalo City Police and the Buffalo District Attorney’s Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daryl F. Bloom.

     Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

     A sentence following a finding of guilty is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

     In this particular case, the maximum penalty under the federal statute is life imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

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