ALBANY — A Clifton Park man has been charged with attempting to solicit a teenager for sex, according to the United States Attorney's Office said.
Kevin Nugent, 41, was arrested Aug. 27 on a complaint charging him with attempted enticement and coercion of a minor into committing criminal sex acts.
The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James N. Hendricks, special agent in charge of the Albany field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Nugent was arraigned in Albany before federal Magistrate Judge Christian F. Hummel. Nugent was ordered detained pending trial.
The complaint charges Nugent with attempting to entice and coerce someone he believed to be a 14 year-old girl into having sex with him.
The charge filed against Nugent carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, a maximum sentence of life in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of at least five years and up to life.
Additionally, if convicted, Nugent would be required to register as a sex offender. Sentences are imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.
The case is being investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emmet J. O’Hanlon.