A Missouri man has been found guilty of attempted enticement of a minor.
An Adair County jury deliberated for an hour before returning a guilty verdict for 68-year-old Ronald Gene Nickell. He’s, a registered sex offender, who tried to arrange a meeting with a 13-year old-girl at a Kirksville park. Nickell didn’t know he’d actually been communicating with an undercover detective with the Cyber Crimes Unit who was waiting at the park to make the arrest. Nickell faces a minimum of five years in prison before being eligible for parole, and a maximum of 30 years. His sentencing is set for August 15th.