Man Convicted for Traveling to Various States to have Sex with a Minor
Montgomery, Alabama - Charles Dean Partin, 38, of Clayton, Alabama was convicted today in federal court for traveling to Tennessee and Ohio to have sex with a minor child, announced George L. Beck, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama. He was also convicted of transporting a stolen vehicle across state lines.
During the two and a half day trial, the jury learned that Partin started molesting this child when she was eight years old. When the child was 14 years old, she got pregnant. DNA results proved Partin was the father. In the beginning of September 2012, Partin took the now 15 year old child to Tennessee. On the way to Tennessee, Partin ordered her to perform oral sex on him and while in Tennessee, the child and Partin had sex several times. While camping at a campground in Tennessee, a maintenance worker saw what he believed to be the child performing oral sex on Partin. Based on the report from the maintence worker, Tennessee law enforcement started to investigate Partin and the child was placed in DHR custody. Partin then devised a plan to abduct the child from DHR custody and go to Mexico. As part of his plan, Partin stole a van in Dothan, Alabama. Partin then tracked the child down at the child’s scheduled prenatal doctor visits in Dothan. Partin coerced the child into leaving the appointment with him and he and child left the State of Alabama in the stolen van. An Amber Alert was issued. During the trip, Partin and the child had sexual intercourse several times. Partin never went to Mexico, but decided to go to Ohio. After law enforcement received an anonymous tip that Partin and the child were in in Ohio, Partin was caught and arrested.
Partin is facing a sentence of at least ten years in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000 and five years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Hamilton County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kevin Davidson, Jerusha Adams and Hollie Worley.
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