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Airman guilty of trying to lure ‘teenage girl’ into sex


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A 26-year-old airman was found guilty today of trying to lure a young girl into sex acts.

Senior Airman Jason Alan Hargrove of Brandon faces a minimum of 10 years, and up to a maximum of life, at his June 23 sentencing, according to a release from U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III. He was indicted on Jan. 8 on a charge of attempted enticement of a child for sex.

According to testimony and evidence at his trial, Hargrove posted an advertisement on a website soliciting sex, and attached a picture of his genitalia. An undercover officer, posing as a 14-year-old girl in the ninth grade, expressed interest.

Hargrove, after learning her age, tried to entice her to engage in sexual acts, and discussed various acts with her, the release said.

Hargrove also repeatedly requested to visit her home when he believed her mother wasn’t present, according to the release.

Hargrove drove to what he thought was the child’s home on Oct. 27 to engage in sexual acts and was arrested, the release said.

The case was investigated by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

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