A Florida man has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for attempted enticement of a 10-year-old child to engage in sexual activity.
William Douglas Collinsworth, 54, Cape Coral, was also ordered to serve a lifetime of supervised release, register as a sex offender, and forfeit his cellphone, which was used in the commission of the crime.
Collinsworth pleaded guilty on March 8, 2023.
According to court documents, Collinsworth spoke with an undercover agent, believing he was going to meet a purported 10-year-old to engage in sexual activity.
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Collinsworth engaged the undercover agent in the conversation for approximately two months, discussing various sex acts, before traveling to meet the purported minor, where agents arrested him.
Collinsworth came prepared to engage in sex acts with the purported 10-year-old, bringing a unicorn backpack, penis pump, lubrication, and condoms.
This case was investigated by the FBI, the Tampa Police Department, and the Pasco Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ilyssa Spergel.
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