BEATRICE, Nebraska — A Fremont man convicted of trying to meet a fictional 15-year-old girl for sex has been sentenced to probation and must register as a sex offender.
The Beatrice Daily Sun reports (http://bit.ly/IEPcCA ) 43-year-old Mark W. Avis was sentenced Wednesday in Gage County District Court to 36 months of probation. As part of a plea deal, several charges were dropped and Avis pleaded no contest to a felony charge of enticing a child by electronic means.
The Beatrice Police Department says Avis answered an online ad that an undercover officer posted on Craigslist. The officer told Avis he was a woman who was prostituting her 15-year-old daughter.
Avis was arrested in February when he showed up at an arranged location.
Information from: Beatrice Sun, http://www.beatricedailysun.com