An Indiana man was indicted Thursday on charges related to traveling to Richmond to have sex with a 13-year-old girl, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
A federal grand jury in London returned an indictment that charges James Michael Young, 31, of Fort Wayne, Ind., with online enticement, travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct, receipt of child pornography and transporting child pornography.
Young was originally charged with state crimes filed on July 1.
Federal officials took over because it involved traveling in interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with another person, authorities said.
Young was arrested after state police responded to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle on Jessica Circle in Richmond. A woman told police that Young had been inside the bedroom occupied by her 13-year-old granddaughter.
Young later told police that he had met the girl on a Web page called Vampirefreaks.com in December 2010 and had corresponded with her. The two had sent lewd photos of themselves to each other, according to an affidavit filed by FBI Special Agent Kimberly Hill Kidd in U.S. District Court in Lexington.
The two had sexual contact after Young drove from Fort Wayne to Richmond in March, according to the affidavit.
The girl told police that she had opened the window for Young to get inside the house, the affidavit said.
Young left the house when the grandmother informed the girl that police had been called about a suspicious vehicle, according to the affidavit.
If convicted, Young faces a maximum of 30 years.