U.S. collects $1.5M from sale of hotel connected to sex crime

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- The United States collected $1.5 million through the sale of a Daytona hotel used to facilitate sex crimes, according to the Department of Justice. 

Dennis Brian Devlin was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting a minor in 2011. The Desert Inn hotel in Daytona Beach was the site of the crimes, according to the DOJ. 

The court ordered Devlin to forfeit his financial interest in the Desert Inn.

The Inn was sold to a redevelopment group for $6 million Sept. 25, but the owner said Devlin didn't own any shares and filed a claim to contest the forfeiture of the hotel.

After several months of litigation, a settlement was reached.

Deslin Hotels, Inc. conceded to the forfeiture of $1,552,588.62 of the $6 million sale, which represents Devlin's interest in the proceeds obtained from the recent sale of the Desert Inn.

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