Local Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting a Minor Across State Lines
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 07, 2011|
ST. LOUIS—The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that Brent Woody pled guilty to transporting a minor across state lines to engage in sexual activity.
According to court documents, Brent Woody was a local basketball coach who engaged in a sexual relationship with a minor female student. When she was 15 years old, Woody took her to his parent’s residence in Illinois with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.
BRENT WOODY, Creve Coeur, Missouri, pled guilty to one felony count of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity before United States District Judge Jean C. Hamilton. Sentencing has been set for January 6, 2012.
This charge carries a penalty range of 10 years to life in prison and or fines up to $250,000, followed by supervised release for life. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.
This case was investigated by the Chesterfield Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Regional Computer Crimes Education and Enforcement Group (RCCEEG). Assistant United States Attorney Rob Livergood is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.