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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WMBB) — A federal jury has found a Cottonwood, Alabama man guilty of trying to entice a minor to have sex.
Jason Earl Kirkland, 44, was convicted Tuesday of attempted enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity and interstate travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct. The two-day trial took place in Tallahassee.
In May 2021, Kirkland contacted what he thought was a 14-year-old girl over the internet and arranged to meet for sex. It was actually an undercover officer participating in a sting operation.
Authorities arrested Kirkland when he showed up at the pre-arranged meeting place in Marianna.
Kirkland faces at least 10 years in prison and could get sentenced to life in prison. Sentencing is set for October 7.