A 35-year-old Rancho Cordova man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to attempting to receive sexually explicit images of minors and child pornography.
On April 25, Kevin Michael Wood responded to an ad in an online forum placed by law enforcement agents posing as a 14-year-old girl who was bored and looking for someone to talk to, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release. Authorities said Wood and the purported girl exchanged emails, some of which were sexual in nature. Wood asked the girl to send him sexually explicit photos of herself.
On May 7, Wood was arrested when he arrived at a Citrus Heights park to have sexual contact with the girl, authorities said. For the encounter, he had purchased and brought with him various items, including condoms and an iPhone.
Wood is to be sentenced Jan. 15 by U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr.
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The case resulted from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Citrus Heights Police Department and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office’s High-Tech Crimes Task Force.
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