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ETX man receives 10 years for attempting to have sex with child

ETX man receives 10 years for attempting to have sex with child

POSTED: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 5:01pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 2:20pm

A Carthage, Texas, man was sentenced to 120 months in prison and five years of supervised release for attempting to have sex with an underage girl, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today.

Sammy D. Mosley, 39, of Carthage, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. for one count of attempting to entice a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity. According to evidence presented at the guilty plea on March 13, 2014, Mosley responded to an online advertisement July 24, 2013 soliciting a mother and daughter for sex. Mosley began to correspond with a law enforcement officer posing as a 13-year-old girl. Mosley negotiated prices for sex and asked for nude pictures. He was arrested on August 1, 2013 at a meeting place in Bossier City, La., where he had agreed to meet the girl and her mother.

The FBI and Louisiana State Police conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth D. Reeg prosecuted the case. This case is part of Project Safe Childhood, a U.S. Department of Justice nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, visit

Those concerned may leave tips with the FBI at Tips may be submitted anonymously. The Shreveport FBI office number is (318) 861-1890.

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