2 Abilene men get 20 years in federal prison for recording sex acts with minor

Terrell Orlando Kinchen,21, and Troy Lee Applin, Jr., 20

ABILENE, Texas - Two Abilene men who pleaded guilty in February to having sex with a 12-year-old girl and shooting video of it were sentenced to "hefty federal prison sentences" on Monday.

Terrell Orlando Kinchen, 21, and Troy Lee Applin, Jr., 21, were sentenced to 20 years each in federal prison.


"What these men did to this 12-year old girl is shocking and despicable," said U.S. Attorney John Parker. "The total depravity displayed by these defendants justifies these sentences."

According to the plea documents, Kinchen and Applin met at Kinchen's apartment between Jan. 1 and July 7, 2016. Applin used an iPhone to shoot video of the girl performing oral sex on both of them. The video was then "transmitted over the internet" using Snapchat and Facebook.

Kinchen and Applin were indicted by a federal grand jury Nov. 16. They were also indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in February.

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