Calif. man gets 25 years in prison for traveling to Thailand to have sex with minorsBy AP
Monday, August 2, 2010
Calif. man gets 25 years for sex with Thai minors
LOS ANGELES — A former English teacher has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for traveling to Thailand to have sex with minors.
The sentence was ordered after prosecutors challenged a previous 10-year sentence, calling it too lenient.
U.S. District Judge Consuelo Marshall said Friday that 61-year-old Steven Erik Prowler’s conduct was particularly “depraved.”
Prowler pleaded guilty in February 2007 to federal charges of traveling abroad with the intent to have sex with a minor and to engaging in illicit sexual conduct with minors in another country.
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed his first 10-year sentence following a Justice Department appeal.
Prowler was arrested in Bangkok by the Royal Thai Police in 2005.
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