A U.S Government Contractor was on 8th July 2017 convicted of sexually exploiting and trafficking minors while working abroad. The conviction was the result of a month-long jury trial before Robert N. Scola, a U.S. District Judge.

Details of the charges

The contractor by the name Christopher Rennie Glenn aged 37 was convicted on eight out of ten charges submitted before a federal jury. One of the counts was for conspiring to commit sex trafficking by fraud to a minor which is in violation of Title 18, U.S Code, section 1594. In another account, the convict was found guilty when he traveled overseas so as to engage in illegal sexual conduct in violation of Title 18, U.S Code, section 2423.

He was also found guilty of sexually assaulting a minor in violation of Title 18, U.S Code; Section 2243 as well as being in possession of child pornography in violation of Title 18, U.S Code, section 2252. All his conduct occurred outside of the United States in both Iraq and Honduras while he was working as a network administrator for the U.S Department of Defense. Title 18, U.S Code, Sections 1596, 3261, and 3271 sexual offences act, provides for extraterritorial jurisdiction in the sex trafficking and child exploitation offenses.

Glenns' series of sexual misconducts

According to investigators, Glenn sexually exploited young girls whose ages were between 13 to 16 years. The acts occurred between the year 2010 to 2014.

According to evidence presented in court, Glenn recruited young girls living in poor rural areas to work as housekeepers in his house and in return, paid significant amounts of money to the girls' families. Glenn would then sexually assault the girls or attempt to marry the minors and engaged in sexual acts with them. Some girls told investigators that Glenn gave them pills which made them sleepy before engaging in sexual acts with them.

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Some tablets found in Glenn’s Honduras residence were determined to be drugs that can are sedatives. Investigators also introduced additional evidence showing how Glenn engaged in sexual acts with a minor female from Mexico in the year 2002 when the minor was only 13-years-old. Glenn also possessed electronic images of these sexual abuses taken while working as a government contract worker.

The child pornography images were found in his residence in Honduras in 2014.

Glenns' arrest and prosecution

The charges are a culmination of a three-year-long investigation led by the FBI Miami Field Office’s Violent Crimes Against Children Squad. Glenn was arrested in February 2014 and indicted in the Southern District of Florida. Glenn later pleaded guilty and has now been imprisoned for ten years.