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Indiana Man Pleads Guilty to Enticing Richmond Minor

U.S. Attorney’s Office February 02, 2012
  • Eastern District of Kentucky (859) 233-2661

LEXINGTON—An Indiana man admitted in federal court Tuesday that he traveled to Richmond, Ky., in March 2011 and performed sexual acts with a 13-year-old female.

James Michael Young, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of online enticement and will receive a minimum of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on May 10, 2012.

Between December 2010 and March 2011, Young engaged in computer chats and text messaging with the underage victim, who he met online. Young admitted that the purpose of the chats was to persuade the girl to engage in sexual relations with him.

Young also admitted that he traveled from Indiana to Richmond on March 15, 2011, crawled through the girl’s bedroom window, and had sexual contact with her.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office and Federal Bureau of Investigation jointly made the announcement. The investigation was conducted by the FBI.

Young will be required to register as a sex offender upon release. However, any sentence would be imposed by the court after consideration of the United States Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of sentences.