Judge gives Joplin man 600+ years for child sex crimes

JOPLIN, Mo. – Judge Dean Dankelson gives a Joplin man more than 600 years behind bars for child sex crimes.

A jury convicted 62-year-old Daniel Franklin in April of three counts of statutory rape, three counts of statutory sodomy, two counts of child molestation and one count each of enticement of a child and unlawful use of a weapon.

In total, Franklin is sentenced to 628 years in prison.

The crimes happened between 2015 and 2017. Authorities say in 2017, Franklin paid a group of minors to quote “party naked” with him.