- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A 47-year-old Silverton man who tried to force a 13-year-old girl he met online to have sex was sentenced Monday in federal court in Portland to 37 years in prison.

Edward Allen McElroy was convicted of online enticement of a minor and production of child pornography.

The Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/ORZqj9) he previously was convicted of molesting two children and was released from prison in 2006.

Prosecutors say he met the girl online, persuaded her to pose for naked web photos and pressured her to meet for sex. When she refused he left an intimidating note on her door. Her mother found it.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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