MIAMI -- A federal jury in Miami on Wednesday found a Modesto man guilty of traveling to the Dominican Republic to engage in illicit sexual conduct with minor boys, the U.S. attorney's office announced Thursday.
Troy Douglas Brimm, 50, is a registered sex offender with an extensive criminal history that started in 1991 when he was found guilty of sodomy with a 16-year-old boy in Stanislaus County.
Six years later, he was convicted of receiving and distributing pornographic pictures of children.
In 2001, Brimm was convicted of performing lewd and lascivious acts on a child younger than 14 in Stanislaus County.
In 2009, he flew to the Dominican Republic, where he targeted boys who were shining shoes. He offered them food and money and then performed sex acts with them, according to evidence at the trial.
Brimm also was found guilty of committing the offenses while required to be registered as a previously convicted sex offender.
He is set to be sentenced Dec. 4 before U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore.