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Former Boy Scouts Volunteer Gets Sentenced On Federal Sex Charge

Former Boy Scouts Volunteer Gets Sentenced On Federal Sex Charge

By Nancy Simpson. CREATED May 7, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A former Boy Scouts volunteer from suburban St. Louis has been sentenced to five years in prison on a federal sex charge.
 
The sentence for 51-year-old Michael Engler of St. Charles, Missouri, was handed down Wednesday in U.S. District Court. Engler pleaded guilty in January to one felony count of using interstate facilities to transmit information about a minor with intent to engage in sexual activity.
 
Prosecutors say Engler thought he was communicating with a 14-year-old boy on Craigslist. It was, in fact, an undercover officer working with the FBI's Crimes Against Children Task Force. Engler was arrested in October.

 

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With a passion for news, Nancy has worked at KTTS for 15 years. Awarded Best Newscast from Missouri Broadcasters Association and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting