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Kentucky man gets 10 years for Internet sex crime

A man was sentenced in federal court in Lexington on Friday to 10 years in prison for using a computer to entice a 14-year-old Madison County girl to engage in sexual activity.

Timothy Scott Richerson, 40, of Greensburg admitted in July that he met the girl on a page, where he represented himself as a 16-year-old boy. Richerson communicated with the girl through the computer and by telephone during the summer of 2007, according to a release from the U.S. attorney's office.

In September 2007, Richerson traveled from his home in Green County to the girl's house in Madison County. Richerson picked up the girl and drove to a location near her home and had sex with her.

After becoming suspicious, the victim's mother found some sexually explicit text messages on the girl's cell phone and reported it to Richmond police. Richerson was indicted in March.