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Jean Frederic Godoc pleads guilty to traveling to U.S. for underage sex

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A French man pleaded guilty to traveling to the U.S. to have sex with an under-aged child as well as transportation of child pornography.

French man pleads guilty to traveling to U.S. for underage sex.

Jean Frederic Godoc, 29, of Paris, France, pleaded guilty to both charges, the U.S. Attorney’s office said. Godoc faces a statutory maximum of 30 years in prison for the crimes.

Between September 1, 2011, and December 22, 2011, a member of the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, who was operating undercover, entered a website which is frequented by those who have a sexual interest in children. Godoc and the undercover officer communicated online over the three-month period, and the defendant indicated an interest in traveling to the United States and having a sexual relationship with an underage girl.

In arranging the visit, Godoc offered to bring presents for the girl and her younger sister, the Attorney’s office said.

In December, Godoc boarded a plane in Paris and traveled to the United States. Once he arrived, bearing his computer and the promised gifts, he was arrested.

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