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JC man accused of soliciting sex from teen pleas not guilty

June 12th, 2013 12:03 pm by Brad Hicks, NET News Service

JC man accused of soliciting sex from teen pleas not guilty

Rickie Hoyle Jr.

The Johnson City man arrested last month for allegedly attempting to solicit sex from an underage boy was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Greeneville.

Rickie Lee Hoyle Jr. was indicted on one count of inducing a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity. Hoyle's attorney entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf during his arraignment Tuesday morning. A trial date was set for Aug. 27.

It is alleged that between June 1, 2012, to May 23, 2013, Hoyle used a "facility or means of interstate commerce" to knowingly or attempt to persuade, induce, entice, or coerce a minor to engage in sexual activity.

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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