Man admits to trying to have sex with teen who was really undercover cop

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A man from Maine faces at least 10 years and up to life in prison for trying to have sex with a person he thought was a local child.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says 58-year-old Jay Scott Cloutier pleaded guilty and was arrested after driving to Colonie for a meeting, but never actually communicated with a child.

He had been sending explicit text messages to an undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old child.

Cloutier also admitted to soliciting and receiving explicit images from a 17-year-old child and a 15-year-old child.