Kansas man pleads guilty to sex crime involving child

March 20, 2019 - 7:17 pm
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A Kansas man could face up to thirty years in federal prison after admitting that he drove to Missouri to meet what he believed was a woman willing to sell her young daughter for sex.

Federal prosecutors say Michael David Mitchell, 64, of Ottawa pleaded guilty Tuesday to interstate travel to engage in unlawful sexual conduct. Sentencing is April 24.

Investigators received information that Mitchell was seeking a woman with a minor child, 10, that he could make his sex slave. Prosecutors say Mitchell communicated with an undercover investigator posing as a broker who could connect Mitchell to a mother willing to sell her child.

Mitchell admitted in his plea that in June 2017 he drove to Independence, Missouri, to meet a woman and brought $5,000 to pay her.
 

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