A Nevada man was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for trading laptops for sex with minors, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Nevada.
Shane Deric Bateman, 41, of Sparks, was arrested in November. A 16-year-old girl reported that she’d had sex with Bateman in return for a laptop. She showed detectives the laptop and phone, on which Bateman had sent texts saying he’d give laptops to other girls if they would have sex with him, too.
A detective pretended to be another teenager interested in the deal, and Bateman was arrested when he went to meet her.
He pleaded guilty in March to attempted coercion and enticement of a minor andMonday was sentenced to five years in federal prison and 10 years of supervised release afterward.
The case was conducted by the Innocence Lost Task Force, which is a combination of the FBI and the Reno and Sparks police departments.
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