Fed judge sentences man to 12years for enticing young boys to exchange sexual images via the internet.
One family caught him live streaming masturbation with their child.
Another family caught him asking their child for a photograph.
And a third victim claimed he was sent him child pornography.
All this led to Travis W. McCoy, 24, of Houston, Tx. who attended Mitchell College in New London, being sentenced to 12 years in prison for enticing minors to engage in sexual activity over the internet. He was been detained without bond since June 28, 2017.
In addition to the prison time, McCoy was sentenced to a lifetime of U.S. Probation Department supervision by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea Monday.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Nancy Gifford told Shea that between August, 2015 and March, 2017 McCoy used internet services like Kik and Google Hangouts as well as Xbox Live to entire four minor boys whose ages ranged from 9 to 14 years old to engage in sexually explicit conduct over video-chatting services such as Skype. In some cases he exchanged sexually explicit images and videos of himself and requested the same from them.
One of the victims met McCoy, who worked as a counselor at a summer camp in Texas.
Investigators also determined McCoy mainted three Dropbox accounts which contained 684 images and 89 hours of child pornographic videos. There is no evidence that McCoy distributed any of the images or videos he received from the four minor victims.”
“Travis McCoy is an intellectually disabled, cognitively impaired, emotionally stunted effeminate young man on the autism spectrum whose parents, until sending him off to college in Connecticut, controlled most facets of his life,” Jeremiah Donovan, McCoy’s defense lawyer told the judge.
Donovan said the parents arranged tutoring, counseling and therapy “in a vain effort to normalize him.”
The case was investigated by the Houston and New London Police Departments and investigated by the Department of Homeland Security.