Man who traveled to Orlando for sex with teen sentenced to decade behind bars

A 36-year-old man who traveled to Orlando to have sex with what he thought was a 13-year-old girl will spend the next decade behind bars.

Demetrius Reddick was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for attempted coercion or enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity on February 24 in the Middle District Court of Florida. Reddick will also serve 15 years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender upon release. He pled guilty in September 2022.

According to court records, Reddick spent approximately two months speaking with an undercover detective over social media who was posing as a 13-year-old girl. During the conversations, Reddick made mention of sexual activities he wanted to perform with the child.

Reddick, who lived in Tampa at the time, then traveled to a hotel in Orlando to meet for the purpose of engaging in sexual activities with the child.

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