FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - A Port St. Lucie man has been sentenced to 24 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to attempting to entice a child over the Internet for sex.
A federal judge also ordered that 48-year-old Oscar Quincoces serve life on probation after prison. Quincoces previously pleaded guilty to two counts of using a computer to attempt entice a minor for sex.
Prosecutors said Tuesday that Quincoces contacted someone through a social website that he believed was a 15-year-old boy. In reality, he was communicating with a Boynton Beach police officer.
Quincoces sent explicit messages and pictures to the officer, then arranged a meeting at a Port St. Lucie Taco Bell. Quincoces was arrested at the restaurant in November 2011. Police later found numerous child pornography images on his computer.
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