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34 years ordered in child sex crimes

A Fort Wayne man convicted of trying to entice a minor into sex received a 34-year prison sentence in U.S. District Court in Colorado on Tuesday.

Steven Raines, 35, had been charged with attempted coercion and enticement to engage in unlawful sexual activity with a minor child and distribution of child pornography.

In April, Raines began chatting online with whom he thought was a single mother with two daughters younger than 16.

Soon thereafter, Raines expressed interest in having sex with the woman and her two daughters, according to a written statement from the U.S. Department of Justice.

What he didn’t know was that he was chatting with an undercover federal agent in Colorado.

“(Raines) went on to say that he had been searching for 20 years for someone like the undercover who would provide sexual access to her children, and that he discovered that he was a ‘pedo’ when he was 15,” the Justice Department’s statement said.

Raines pleaded guilty to his crimes in October.

jeffwiehe@jg.net

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