Virginia man David W. Vickers, 42, was sentenced to life in prison for traveling across state lines to attempt to have sex with an underage girl, according to Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Carole S. Rendon.
According to Rendon, Vickers was convicted in 2015 on three counts including receiving and distributing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, enticement, and travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.
Vickers spoke online with what he believed to be a 29-year-old Ohio woman and her 13-year-old-daughter, according to Rendon. Vickers would later learn he was speaking with law enforcement investigators. He sent 20 child pornography videos, 11 bestiality videos, and talked about how he liked to drug and tie-up children.
In January 2015, Vickers went to Ohio to try to have sex with what he believed to be the 13-year-old girl., but instead he was arrested, according to court documents.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brian M. McDonough and Kevin Filiatraut following an investigation by the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the United States Secret Service.