Flagler County Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Federal Jail For Intercourse Trafficking Of A Minor | USAO-MDFL
Jacksonville, Florida – United States District Judge Marcia Morales Howard has sentenced Sean Patrick Farrelly, 49, Palm Coast, to 30 years in prison for sex trafficking with minors. Farrelly was also ordered to serve a 10-year sentence and register as a sex offender. He has been in custody since his arrest on March 21, 2019.
Farrelly pleaded guilty on June 19, 2019.
According to court records, between March 2018 and February 2019, Farrelly recruited, lured, and asked a 16-year-old child to engage in commercial sexual activity by texting the victim, sending her money pictures, and providing alcohol or marijuana. Farrelly paid the child’s victim $ 30 to $ 40 each time they had sexual intercourse. During several taped phone calls between Farrelly and the victim, Farrelly admitted having sexual intercourse with the victim and said he was concerned that the calls would be recorded and that he would go to jail.
This case has been investigated by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was followed up by United States Assistant Attorney Ashley Washington.
This is another case under Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched by the Justice Department in May 2006 to tackle the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Under the direction of U.S. law firms and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Profanity Division, Project Safe Childhood is collecting federal, state, and local resources to locate, arrest, and prosecute those who sexually exploit children track and identify and rescue victims. For more information on Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.