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Buffalo Man Convicted Of Transportation Of A Minor With Intent To Engage In Criminal Sexual Activity

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Trevoen Renel Parkins, age 23, of Buffalo, New York was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Sylvia H. Rambo to 120 months’ imprisonment, followed by 10 years of supervised release and a $1,000 fine after pleading guilty to the offense of Transportation of Minor With Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity on July 13, 2014.

According to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith, Parkins met the 12-year-old victim online and on April 12, 2013, traveled from Buffalo, New York to Franklin County, Pennsylvania, waited all day for the victim to finish school and then drove the victim to Buffalo, New York without her parents’ knowledge.  While in Buffalo, Parkins statutorily raped the young girl twice.  Telephone records led law enforcement to Parkins who lied to police about the girl’s whereabouts and hid the girl for three days before she was ultimately located by police in a closet inside Parkins’ girlfriend’s apartment. 

 This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Buffalo City, New York Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daryl F. Bloom.

Updated April 16, 2015