- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A registered sex offender and former police officer who took a 15-year-old boy across state lines so they could engage in sexual activity is now headed back to prison.

Federal prosecutors say Jayme Shannon was sentenced Tuesday to more than 21 years.

The 53-year-old East Windsor man, a former New York City police officer, pleaded guilty to interstate transportation of a minor for illicit purposes and doing so while being a registered sex offender.

Prosecutors say Shannon met the teen in an online chat room in September 2013. A month later, he arranged to meet the boy at a Fort Lee motel.

On the day of the meeting, Shannon drove from New Jersey to New York and picked up the victim. They went to the motel and engaged in sexual conduct.

Shannon was arrested at the motel later that day

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