Man gets 11 years for driving teen to Rhode Island for sex

U.S. District Courthouse Providence. Photo by Steve Klamkin WPRO News

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 45-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to more than 11 years in prison for driving a teenage girl from Michigan to his home in Rhode Island so they could have sex.

Federal prosecutors say Charles Morancey was sentenced to 135 months in federal prison.

He previously pleaded guilty to travelling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.

Authorities say Morancey met a 15-year-old girl online in 2019 and plotted to help her run away.

Authorities say he drove her to Rhode Island and had sexual contact with her multiple times.

Morancey was arrested after authorities traced the girl to his home.