Crime & Courts

Kansas sex offender sentenced to 15 years for picking up a teen for sex

A sex offender from Kansas was sentenced on Tuesday for picking up a 16-year-old girl in Virginia and bringing her across state lines to have sex with him, authorities said.

Logan Viquesney, 21, of Kansas City pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of interstate transportation of a minor to engage in sexual activity, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said in a prepared statement. He was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison.

In his plea, Viquesney admitted communicating with the girl over the internet while she was staying with her grandparents in Virginia. The girl was reported missing by her grandparents on May 30, 2016.

Investigators learned that Viquesney had driven to Virginia, picked up the girl and took her with him on a trip to Maryland, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas, Beall said. While on the trip, Viquesney had sex with the girl.

A registered sex offender, Viquesney was arrested after he and the girl arrived in Kansas City, Kan.

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