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Alabama Man Indicted for Attempts to Entice Wisconsin Minor to Engage in Incest

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, has announced that yesterday, a federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment against Tyler A. Blackmon (age: 28) of Prattville, Alabama.

According to the indictment, on four occasions between September 27, 2018, and October 10, 2018, Blackmon attempted to entice a Wisconsin child identified in the indictment as “Minor Child A” to engage in acts of incest, a felony under Wisconsin law. 

Blackmon faces four charges of attempting to “persuade, induce, entice, and coerce” the child to engage in criminal sexual activity, incest, contrary to Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2422(b) and 2.  As to each count, he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to a lifetime of incarceration in federal prison.

This case was investigated by the Seymour Police Department with the assistance of the Prattville Police Department in Alabama.  It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.    

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Updated May 8, 2019