Sexual enticement runs across state lines.
On August 30, 2013, David Ponce, age 44, of Galesburg, Illinois, was sentenced to 120 months of imprisonment for attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity in Iowa.
United States District Judge John A. Jarvey also sentenced Ponce to 12 years of supervised release following the period of imprisonment.
Between October 12, 2011, and July 5, 2012, Ponce communicated online with an undercover officer working under the assumed identity of a thirteen-year old girl. Ponce discussed sexual activity in multiple chats with the undercover officer, and traveled from Galesburg, Illinois, to Clinton, Iowa, on July 5, 2012, for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity with the detective’s online persona.
Ponce was arrested after his arrival at a predetermined meeting spot in Clinton, Iowa.