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.
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