Man Who Pleaded Guilty to Arranging Meeting with Teenage Girl at Barrow County Park Sentenced
James Christopher Redman, 52, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Richard W. Story to 10 years in prison.
A Marietta man who pleaded guilty to charges related to an undercover teen sex sting has been sentenced.
James Christopher Redman, 52, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Richard W. Story to 10 years in prison to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release for enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity.
According to United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates and the charges and other information presented in court, Redman was arrested during a Barrow County Sheriff’s Office undercover investigation in June 2011. An investigator posing as a 14-year-old girl logged into a Georgia Internet chat room. While logged in, the investigator noticed an instant message from a person later identified as Redman, who inquired as to whether the 14-year-old girl liked older men. He continued by asking sexually explicit questions and making lewd statements about proposed sexual acts with the girl. At one point, Redman initiated his webcam and posted a live, streaming video to the chat that showed him naked and masturbating. During the chat session, Redman asked several times for the underage girl to meet him for sex. The two agreed to meet at a public park in Barrow County. A short time later, sheriff’s deputies observed Redman’s vehicle enter the park and he was positively identified and arrested.
“Men like this defendant, who are willing to entice children and travel to meet them for a sexual encounter, present a serious danger to our community. This man not only engaged in sexually explicit communications with someone he believed to be a 14-year-old girl, but he actually traveled to have sex with the child. His lengthy sentence is well-deserved,” said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.