A Kentucky man who traveled to Missouri to have sex with a teenager he met online was sentenced Monday to 20 years in federal prison.
Marvin D. Herren, 53, of Owensboro, Ky., pleaded guilty in August in U.S. District Court in Kansas City to traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sex with a minor and to attempting to use the Internet to entice a minor to engage in sex.
He admitted to traveling to Missouri in 2014 and meeting the 15-year-old girl at a restaurant near her high school and later engaging in sexual activity.
While that incident was under investigation, Herren had online contact with an undercover federal agent who was posing as a teenage girl. In January, he traveled to Missouri to meet her and was arrested at a restaurant in Kansas City, North.