Ohio man sentenced for attempted child enticement


KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- A 58-year-old Ohio man is going to prison for trying to arrange for a teenage boy in Kansas to move in with him.

The U.S. Attorney's office says Jack Albertson, of Lima (LEYE'-muh), Ohio, received a 14-year sentence Tuesday in federal court in Kansas City, Kan. Albertson pleaded guilty earlier to one count of using a computer to try to entice a minor into sexual activity.

Albertson admitted texting the mother of a 14-year-old Olathe (oh-LAY'-thuh) boy saying he wanted to the boy to move in with him. Investigators found that Albertson had sent the boy a sexually explicit picture of himself.

Authorities said a search of Albertson's Ohio home turned up a list of more than 40 contacts he labeled "pen pals," including several younger than 18.

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