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St. Louis man sentenced on federal child enticement and transportation charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2012

St. Louis, MO - Noah Seth Bledsoe was sentenced to 180 months in prison, followed by supervised release for life, involving his persuasion of three minor males to engage in sexual activities.

According to court documents, between June 2010 and March 2011, Bledsoe utilized his computer and smart phone to access the internet, Skype, Facebook, texting, photo texting, chats, electronic mail and cellular voice communications to find and communicate with male subjects that were under the age of 18 years old. The purpose of these communications was to persuade them to engage in sexual activities with him. On three different occasions Bledsoe attempted to, or had sexual relations with two minor males, and traveled to Illinois and brought the third one to his residence in St. Louis.

NOAH SETH BLEDSOE, St. Louis, Missouri, pled guilty in February to one felony count of attempting to persuade or coerce a minor to engage in sexual activity, a count of persuading a minor to engage in sexual activity and one felony count of transporting a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. He appeared today for sentencing before United States District Judge John A. Ross.

This case was investigated by the FBI, St. Louis County Police, St Louis Metropolitan Police, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and the Arnold Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Howard Marcus handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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