Sean Patrick Farrelly, who was arrested two years ago by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office for sexual crimes against minors and contributed to the criminality of a minor and was later charged with sex trafficking by a federal grand jury, was convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison.
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 him with alcohol or marijuana.
Prosecutors said Farrelly paid the child’s victim $ 30 to $ 40 each time they had sex. During several taped phone calls between Farrelly and the victim, Farrelly admitted having had intercourse with the victim and stated that he was concerned that the calls would be recorded and that he would go to jail.
Farrelly pleaded guilty on June 19, 2019.
In addition to the 30-year sentence, US District Judge Marcia Morales ordered Howard on Tuesday to serve a 10-year sentence under custody and register as a sex offender.
“This belief underscores the incredible work our detectives are doing with Sgt. Frank Gamarra,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “If you hunt children we will do everything we can to build strong cases that will send you away for a very long time!”
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