Man sentenced for sending sexual Facebook messages to minor

GAINESVILLE, Tex. (KXII) - A Gainesville man was sentenced to three years in prison for online solicitation of a minor.

Prosecutors said 26-year-old Jeffrey Kinsey asked a 14-year-old girl to perform sexual acts over Facebook messenger last year. Her mother found the messages and called police.

Kinsey was charged with online solitication of a minor, a 3rd degree felony punishable up to 10 years in prison.

He was given three years and is eligible for probation. Kinsey will have to register as a sex offender after he gets out of prison.

Prosecutors say any parents worried about a similar situation should contact law enforcement immediately.

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