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Ohio man pleads guilty to trying to buy a child

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CLEVELAND, Ohio - A Cuyahoga Falls man appeared in court on Wednesday where he pleaded guilty to offering to buy a ten year old girl.

Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, said that 37-year-old Robert Thomas also pleaded guilty to enticement and receiving and distributing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Investigators say that in January Thomas offered an undercover Alliance city police officer $400 to purchase a 10-year-old girl with the intentions of using the girl to produce images of sexual activity.

The indictment also charges that Thomas used the Internet and a cell phone to attempt to induce a minor  to engage in illegal sexual activity with him.

Authorities say Thomas also received and distributed images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Thomas is scheduled to be sentenced July 24.

 

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