Texas – A 63-year-old resident of Dallas has been ordered to federal prison
following his multiple convictions related to his sexual conduct with a minor
in foreign places, announced. U.S. Attorney Ryan Patrick.
Frederic Bollinger pleaded guilty June 13, 2018, to engaging in illicit sexual
conduct in foreign places with an individual less than 18 years of age,
transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity,
coercion and enticement of a minor to travel in interstate and foreign commerce
to engage in illicit sexual activity and travel in foreign commerce as well as
engaging in illicit sexual activity with a minor.
U.S. District Judge Rolando Olvera Jr. sentenced Bollinger to 121 months for
his crimes. Bollinger was further ordered to pay a $30,000 fine and special
assessments of $100 per count of conviction as well as $30,000 pursuant to the
2015 Justice for Victims Trafficking Act of 2015. Following the completion of
his prison term, Bollinger will serve the rest of his life on supervised
release during which time he will have to comply with numerous requirements
designed to restrict his access to children and the internet. Bollinger will
also be ordered to register as a sex offender.
July 2016, a minor had crossed into the U.S. illegally and reported continuous
sexual abuse that took place in Honduras and Mexico at the hands of Bollinger,
a registered sex offender. The investigation led the agents to two other
Honduran minors, also in the United States, that Bollinger victimized in
investigation revealed flight records, credit card information and money order
records showing that Bollinger traveled to Honduras consistently for a period
of two years from 2012 to 2014. The investigation demonstrated that Bollinger
traveled to Reynosa, Mexico, and stayed at a hotel in the area at the end of
March 2016 which corroborated one of the victim’s statements. Bollinger maintained
a sexual relationship with the minors throughout this time period.
was arrested Sept. 21, 2017, at the Hidalgo International Port of Entry in
McAllen. He has been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S.
Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.
and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations Brownsville - Rio
Grande Valley Child Exploitation Task Force conducted the investigation.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ana C. Cano and Jason Corley
prosecuted the case which was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a
nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to
combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the
United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation
and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local
resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who
sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more
information about Projects Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc.