Rochester man learns punishment for trying to lure a young girl for sex in CNY

Jason Frank

A Rochester man will spend 15 years in state prison for trying to lure a young girl to Syracuse to have sex, and film it.

27-year-old Jason Frank was sentenced in Albany Monday, in U.S. District Court.

You may remember, he was arrested in Syracuse last April. Frank came to an undisclosed area hotel, thinking he was meeting a 12-year-old girl. As it turned out, the young girl he thought he was meeting was really an undercover state trooper.

Investigators say he had been communicating with the "girl" since February 2013.

When he was arrested, State Police found a digital camera with video recording capabilities and a thumb drive that had still images and videos of child pornography. Investigators say he was planning to use the devices to create child pornography with the 12-year-old. Frank was charged with attempted dissemination of indecent material to a minor and attempted endangering the welfare of a child.

Frank pled guilty to this in August.

In addition to serving 15 years in state prison, Frank must also serve ten years supervised release, and have no unsupervised contact with minors. He must also register as a sex offender in the state registry.