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Authorities: Indiana man walks 351 miles to meet teen girl for sex

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Posted at 6:37 AM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 09:37:21-04

WISCONSIN (CNN) — An Indiana man is accused of walking 351 miles to have sex with a teenage girl.

Police say 32-year-old Tommy Lee Jenkins made the arrangement with a 14-year-old girl in Wisconsin, but he was actually communicating with an undercover sheriff's officer.

Investigators say Jenkins demanded sexually explicit photographs and engaged in explicit conversations as he journeyed to meet her.

Jenkins is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to a lifetime in prison if convicted.

He is scheduled to appear in federal court on Oct. 23.