COEUR D’ALENE – An Oregon man potentially faces a 15-year prison sentence after authorities said he traveled 365 miles to have a sex with a teenage girl.
The Coeur d’Alene Press reports 36-year-old Eric Anderson, of Damascus, Oregon, was charged Thursday with one felony count of using the internet to entice a child under the age of 16 for sex.
Magistrate James Combo set bond at $250,000. Combo says Anderson’s income is too high for a public defender.
Police say Anderson answered an advertisement on a website often used by people looking for sex. They say Anderson began chatting with a police officer posing as a 15-year-old girl who attended an alternative school in Post Falls, Idaho.
Authorities say Anderson drove from Portland to Post Falls Wednesday and was arrested outside a residence authorities pretended was the teenager’s home.
Court records do not list Anderson’s attorney and it wasn’t immediately clear if he has obtained one yet. A phone number for Anderson could not be found.
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