Dec 04, 2019 5:36 PM

Man gets prison for enticing Nebraska girl

Posted Dec 04, 2019 5:36 PM

A North Carolina man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for driving to Nebraska to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex.

Federal prosecutors for Nebraska said in a news release that 27-year-old Alexander Kingston, of Monroe, North Carolina, was sentenced Tuesday in Lincoln's federal court after earlier pleading guilty to enticement of a minor.

Investigators say Kingston had met the girl through social media and told her he would drive to Lincoln to meet her and a friend of the girl’s. Prosecutors say the mother of the girl alerted police in March after finding sexually explicit messages Kingston had exchanged with the girl.