Kansas man sentenced to 14 years for sex crime involving child

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -

A Kansas man has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison after admitting that he drove to Missouri to meet what he believed was a woman willing to sell her 10-year-old daughter for sex.

Federal prosecutors say 64-year-old Michael David Mitchell of Ottawa was also ordered Monday to pay $5,000 to the Justice of Victims of Trafficking Act.

Mitchell pleaded guilty last month to interstate travel to engage in unlawful sexual conduct. 

Investigators received information that Mitchell was seeking a woman with a minor child that he could make his sex slaves. Prosecutors say Mitchell communicated with an undercover investigator posing as a broker who could connect Mitchell to a mother willing to sell her child.

Mitchell admitted in his plea that in June 2017 he drove to Independence, Missouri, to meet a woman and brought $5,000 to pay her.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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