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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Kentucky

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Ohio Doctor Convicted of Traveling to Kentucky to Engage in Sex with Minor

ASHLAND, Ky. — An Ohio doctor has been convicted by a federal jury of traveling to Morehead, Ky., to engage in sex with a minor.

On Wednesday, the jury convicted 28 year-old Albert Trinh of traveling across state lines, with the intent to engage in sex with a minor.

Testimony at trial established that, in September 2015, Trinh had online communications with an undercover Kentucky State Police detective that he thought was a 14 year-old girl. When Trinh arrived at the agreed-upon meeting location, in Morehead, he was arrested.

Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Howard Marshall, Special Agent in Charge, FBI; and John Tilley, Acting Commissioner, Kentucky State Police, jointly announced the conviction.

The investigation was conducted by FBI and the Kentucky State Police. Trinh is scheduled to be sentenced on June 30, 2016. He faces a maximum of 30 years in prison. Under federal law, Trinh will have to serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated March 17, 2016