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Louisville Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Federal Prison for Attempted Online Enticement

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Kentucky

Louisville, Ky. – A Louisville, Kentucky, man was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in federal prison for attempted online enticement of a minor. 

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky and Special Agent in Charge Michael E. Stansbury of the FBI Louisville Field Office made the announcement.

According to court documents, Joshua Ryan Teichman, 33, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for one count of attempted online enticement of a minor. Teichman used a cellular telephone to access online applications via the internet to communicate with a minor female and an undercover law enforcement agent he believed to be the minor female. During those communications he knowingly attempted to entice the minor to engage in criminal sexual activity by exchanging sexually explicit images and making plans to meet in person for sexual contact.    

There is no parole in the federal system. 

This case was investigated by the FBI. 

Assistant United States Attorneys A. Spencer McKiness and Jo E. Lawless prosecuted the case. 

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.”

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Updated April 12, 2024