Sioux Falls, SD — A Little Rock man will serve an 18-month prison sentence after he was convicted in a case in which he was accused of attempting to line up sex with a minor in Sioux Falls.
The US Attorney’s Office for the District of South Dakota says 30-year-old Lance Hunter, Jr. of Little Rock was convicted of Use of Interstate Facilities to Transmit Information about a Minor. He was sentenced to 18 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Hunter was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 2, 2015. He pled guilty on January 26, 2016.
The US Attorney’s office says Hunter responded to an advertisement on the website Backpage.com that was posted as part of a law enforcement undercover operation. Using his cell phone to send text messages, Hunter agreed to meet at a location in Sioux Falls to have sex with a fictitious 15 year-old girl. Law enforcement officers arrested Hunter after he attempted to leave the scene. They found the cell phone used for text messages as well as $100 in cash.
Hunter was ordered to report to start his prison term on May 2, 2016.