COMMERCE, TX -- A Commerce man has pleaded guilty to soliciting a child online.
27-year old Lawrence Lumpkin was indicted in January for one count of online solicitation of a minor and one count of escape while being apprehended.
Authorities charged Lumpkin after he used the Internet to solicit a female under 17 years old. Lumpkin pleaded guilty to the solicitation charge and the escape charge was dismissed.
He accepted a plea bargain and was sentenced to four years in prison and will get credit for the 17-months he's served.