Sex Offender Ordered To Give Up Home, Give $293K To Child Porn Victims

A judge ordered North Carolina man Adam Frankel to give hundreds of thousands to victims of child porn.

A federal judge ordered a Cary, North Carolina, man to forfeit his home and fork over $293,000 in restitution to four victims of child exploitation.

Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III ordered Adam Geoffrey Frankel, 33, to pay $250,000 to a child victim Frankel used in the manufacturing of pornography, according to the News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dever ordered another $43,500 to be given to three other child porn victims who were taken advantage of by others.

Frankel pleaded guilty to manufacturing child pornography in December, and in May he was sentenced to nearly 25 years in prison.

An investigation into Frankel’s child porn production began back in 2014, when the Cary Police Department launched an online investigation relating to the distribution and receipt of child pornography through file-sharing programs, the Eastern District of North Carolina’s U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a press release.

They office said that a search of his home revealed multiple videos in which underage girls were performing sex acts. Police say the minors were solicited by Frankel, who they say produced the videos. Officials also said they uncovered more than 136,350 pornographic images featuring children at his residence.

In addition to being ordered to forfeit his home, the judge also required Frankel to hand over several pieces of computer equipment, which prosecutors say were used to commit the very child sex crimes that landed him in prison.

 

 

“This defendant victimized several children with his production of pornography as well as his distribution and receipt of an incredible volume of pornography produced by others,” United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr. said back in May.

[Photo: City-County Bureau of Identification]

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