Crime & Courts

Man who took teen on multistate road trip pleads guilty to sex crimes

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Attorneys are planning to ask a federal judge to sentence a Kansas City man to 15 years in prison for taking a teenaged girl across state lines for sex.

Logan Viquesney, 21, is scheduled for sentencing in the case on July 31. He pleaded guilty Wednesday to interstate transportation of a minor to engage in sexual activity, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said in a news release.

Viquesney – who is already a registered offender resulting from a 2014 sex crime involving a 12-year-old girl – admitted to talking with the girl over the internet while she was staying at her grandparents’ Virginia home, picking her up and then taking her on a multistate road trip that included sexual encounters.

The girl was reported missing on May 30, 2016. Viquesney, investigators later learned, traveled with her to Maryland, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas. He was arrested after arriving in Kansas City, Kan., with her.

As part of his plea deal, prosecutors and Viquesney’s defense attorney agreed to recommend that he receive a sentence of 15 years in federal prison, according to the release.

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