|Published:||Jun 14, 2013 11:07 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 14, 2013 11:07 AM EDT|
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - A Georgia man who officials say faked his own death to avoid prosecution on sex charges in Florida, has pleaded no contest in the Florida case.
The News Herald of Panama City (http://bit.ly/1bDzDD1 ) reports 19-year-old Nathan Wilkins pleaded no contest Thursday to charges that he traveled to Panama City with the intent of meeting an 11-year-old child for sex.
Wilkins was arrested in a sting operation by investigators who placed phony child sex advertisements on the Internet and arrested those who responded.
Wilkins was out on bond when a Georgia fisherman found a supposed suicide note and Wilkin's clothing on the banks of a river. He was found three days later in Colorado and authorities say he had attempted to fake his death to avoid prosecution.
Information from: The (Panama City, Fla.) News Herald, http://www.newsherald.com
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- Three hospitalized after early morning Cape Coral crash
- Lee deputies searching for 7-Eleven robber
- Lee deputies investigating death on Bokeelia
- Fort Myers criminal defense attorney commits suicide
- Charlotte County deputies investigate shooting at a party
- Fort Myers Beach Shrimp festival happening this weekend
- Mom accused of driving into surf goes before judge