Man Travels to D.C. To Have Sex With Minor: Police

Police say the Delaware man thought he was talking to a young girl, but it was really an undercover officer

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013  |  Updated 6:15 PM EDT
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Man Travels to D.C. To Have Sex With Minor: Police

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A Delaware man has pleaded guilty to traveling to Washington to have sex with a minor.
 
Forty-eight-year-old James Powell of Bridgeville also pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography in federal court in D.C. on Thursday.

He faces up to 30 years in prison at sentencing July 11.
 
According to the government's evidence, Powell communicated online and by text message with an undercover law enforcement officer.

Prosecutors say Powell arranged with the officer to meet in Washington with a young girl. Powell was arrested at the meeting place and has remained in custody.

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