December 10, 2010
Posted by John de Leon
A Kent man was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison for having sex with underage girls in Cambodia, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Craig Carr, 59, used the Internet to contact someone in Cambodia who agreed to find girls for Carr to have sex with during a visit to the country. Carr paid the individual approximately $8,000 for sex with the girls during a week-long trip to Cambodia. Carr reportedly told the person arranging the sexual encounters that he wanted the girls to be about 12 years old, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
Carr traveled from Seattle to Phnom Penh on Jan. 13. When he was arrested nine days later he admitted that he had sex with three young girls during his stay in Cambodia, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. His camera contained pictures of three young victims. Two of the victims have been located, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Carr pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child in July in U.S. District Court in Seattle.