South Texas man gets 14 years as child predator

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A South Texas man has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for being an online child predator and meeting his victim in Laredo.

A federal judge in Corpus Christi on Tuesday sentenced Anthony Michael Puckett. The 41-year-old Corpus Christi man in September pleaded guilty to online coercion and enticement of a child.

Prosecutors say Puckett in 2010 began communicating with a then-14-year-old girl and eventually met her in Laredo for sexual activities.

Investigators say Puckett, who was indicted in July, communicated with the girl twice while in federal custody.

He remains behind bars.

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