FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — An Ohio man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for traveling to Arkansas with the intent of having sex with a child.
Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Antoine Michael of New Boston, Ohio, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Fort Smith after pleading guilty in January as part of a plea agreement. Michael pleaded guilty to traveling across state lines with the intent of having sex with a child younger than 12.
Prosecutors say Michael contacted an undercover officer who was posing in an internet chat room as a single mother of two children younger than 10. Prosecutors say Michael then drove to Fort Smith where he had arranged to meet with what he thought was the mother and the two children, and instead was arrested.