Kennewick man sentenced to 5 years for sending nude photos, trying to have sex with young girl

Kennewick man sentenced to 5 years for sending nude photos, trying to have sex with young girl
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A Kennewick man will spend five years in federal prison for trying to have sex with a 13-year-old girl and sending several pictures of his genitals.

Donald Wheeler pleaded guilty to the crimes on Feb. 9. He was sentenced on Thursday.
After serving his sentence, he will be under court supervision for three years.

An undercover detective with the Southeast Regional Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force caught him on a popular website when he responded to an ad of a female looking to “play.”

He was arrested in fall 2016 while trying to meet the undercover officer in Kennewick, expecting sex from a young girl. He admitted to sending obscene photos with the intent of having sex.