Iowa.- A cunning young man posed as a 15-year-old girl to expose her child as a sexual predator who seeks to encounter underage children, according to court documents. Ryan Mitchell Budde, 34, of Clinton, promised his wife that he would stop talking online with teenage girls and asked them to send photos, but relatives were not convinced that he would stop, according to the court records cited by the Registry That led Budde’s mother-in-law to put on her detective hat and place a sting that would eventually be used as evidence to send Budde to prison for more than 10 years, according to court documents.
Budde’s mother-in-law undertook a covert investigation where she pretended to be a 15-year-old boy and began communicating with Budde online, the documents say.
«Budde, in two weeks, expressed an interest in meeting this «child» to have sex.» Budde was sentenced tuesday to 130 months in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography. Research into their online activities began in 2017 after he uploaded 27 child pornography files to Tumblr, Justice Department officials announced Wednesday in Iowa.A.A total of 365 pornography images were later found children on cell phones and laptops belonging to Budde, who also had chat sessions with children in which she posed as a 15-year-old virgin, authorities said. Budde admitted to having an «unhealthy attraction» towards male teenagers in a sentencing document filed last week, but his lawyer insisted on court records that he never had any physical contact with minors. Police also found no evidence that Budde did anything inappropriate as a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, his lawyer wrote in court papers. Budde’s chat sessions with young children led to divorce and termination of parental rights, Quad-City Times reports.
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