Otis C. Adkins, 60 years of age, was sentenced by United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers to 52 months’ imprisonment followed by 20 years of supervised release for traveling in interstate commerce with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. Adkins previously pleaded guilty in December.
Authorities said an investigation revealed that on June 28, 2011, Adkins began chatting over the Internet with an individual who identified herself as a 15-year-old girl. Unbeknownst to Adkins, the minor was in fact an officer.
Adkins admitted that from June 28, 2011 to July 13, 2011, he engaged in sexually explicit dialogue with the minor over the Internet and made clear his interest to engage in sexual activity with her. Adkins arranged to meet the minor at a restaurant on the morning of July 13, 2011. On that date, Adkins traveled from his residence to the planned destination for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with the minor. Adkins was arrested by officers after he arrived at the predetermined location in Kentucky.