Former Mo. officer pleads guilty of trying to lure girl into sex

Friday, March 28, 2008

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) -- A former Missouri police officer faces sentencing in July after admitting that he used the Internet to try and persuade an underage Illinois girl to have sex with him.

Brian Michael Green of O'Fallon, Mo., pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in East St. Louis, Ill., to one felony count. Green is 34.

Authorities say the incident happened last July. Green was formerly an officer in Wright City, about 45 miles west of St. Louis. The minor was a resident of southern Illinois.

Green will face a minimum term of 10 years in prison. As part of a plea deal, federal prosecutors say Green agrees that his sentence should be increased because he abused his position as a police officer, and for targeting a vulnerable victim.

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