An Atlanta man, who traveled to Detroit to allegedly have sex with a 14-year-old boy, was arrested Friday after a sting operation conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
David Crossman, 66, was charged in a criminal complaint with travel in interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in any illicit sexual conduct with another, and on charges of online enticement.
He was arrested without incident at Detroit Metro Airport (DTW).
According to authorities, court records indicated Crossman had been communicating online, for the past two months, with an undercover HSI special agent, who responded to an ad Crossman had placed seeking sec with a minor.
In the correspondence, Crossman allegedly described in graphic detail to the agent posing as the young boy's father, his plans for the minor.
Crossman flew from his Atlanta home Friday to Detroit, where he met up with the undercover special agent at DTW.
A team of HSI agents arrested Crossman at the airport after his flight arrived. Crossman is being held in federal custody and will have an initial court appearance Friday.
Online enticement carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. The charge of travel in interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in any illicit sexual conduct with another is punishable by a prison term of up to 30 years.
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