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Peoria man sentenced for attempting to entice a minor in southern Illinois

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A district judge sentenced a Peoria man to ten years in prison after he traveled to southern Illinois to engage in sexual activity with a purported minor.

The U.S. attorney reports 34-year-old Mitch Titus pleaded guilty to one count of attempted enticement of a minor in December 2023.

According to documents and evidence presented during court hearings, Titus responded to a forum on social media posted by an undercover detective with the Illinois State Police posing as an inexperienced minor.

Titus had sexually explicit conversations with who he believed to be a 14-year-old minor from September 27 through October 4, 2022.

As the conversation progressed, Titus arranged to meet the purported minor in Carbondale, where instead law enforcement was waiting and detained him.

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