Louisville man sentenced for using Craigslist ad to lure 15-year-old for sex

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been sentenced to prison, after police say he tried to meet what he thought was a 15-year-old girl for sex.

Last year, investigators started an online undercover operation into 56-year-old Robert Tomlinson. Investigators posed as a 15-year-old online, responding to Tomlinson's Craigslist ad.

Following several weeks of text messaging, Tomlinson showed up to meet the teen, and was taken into custody.

A federal judge sentenced him to 10 years in prison followed by 15 years of supervised release with no opportunity for parole.

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