Burleson Man Admits to Trying to Meet 13-year-old Girl for Sex

A Burleson man has admitted to attempting to meet what he thought was a 13-year-old girl for sex at a Fort Worth hotel, officials said. Preston Anthony King, 23, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to one count of enticement of a minor, U.S. Attorney John R. Parker said in a written statement.In March 2016, an undercover Fort Worth police officer who was posing as a 13-year-old girl responded to an ad King posted on Craigslist that indicated King was looking to have sex, Parker said.The officer told King she was 13 and King later said he wanted to have sex with her. They agreed to meet at a hotel in Fort Worth.When King arrived at the hotel, he was taken into custody.King has been in custody since his arrest in November 2016 on a related complaint. He faces between 10 years and life in federal prison, a $250,000 fine and a lifetime of supervised release. His sentencing is set for December.   Continue reading...

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