LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A South Carolina resident, Travis Daron Pitts, 51, was sentenced this morning by Senior U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 120 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in November 2017 to one count of enticement and attempted enticement of a minor, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.
Pitts has been in federal custody since his arrest in September 2017.
According to the plea agreement factual resume filed in the case, on August 11, 2017, Pitts, who lived in South Carolina, began communicating with an 11-year old female who lived in the Lubbock, Texas.
Pitts and the minor female, Jane Doe communicated over the Internet, using an application that provides a way for individuals to share photos, videos, text messages and make phone calls. The sexually explicit communications between Pitts and Jane Doe took place in the "preteenies" girls only chat room.
Jane Doe's stepmother learned of the communications and notified authorities.