An eastern Iowa teacher will go to prison after his arrest in November for trying to arrange a rendezvous with a presumed teenage girl.
Sentencing is set for August 20th for a former Clinton High School Band teacher found guilty of trying to entice a teen into sex.
Thirty-four-year-old James Young was found guilty by a jury late Wednesday in U.S. District Court. That jury deliberated about two hours after hearing a couple of days of testimony in the case. Young faces at least ten years in prison on the conviction.
He was accused of trying to entice the 14-year-old girl into sex during sessions in internet chat rooms, but the contact was actually a DeWitt Police officer acting undercover on-line. Young’s defense argued it was entrapment and that he abandoned plans to meet the girl at a DeWitt motel.