By Sara Powers

(CBS DETROIT) – Authorities say a Michigan man was indicted by a federal grand jury in Milwaukee for traveling to Wisconsin to have sex with a 15-year-old girl.

Scott D. Sundberg, 42, of Ishpeming was charged with using a computer to attempt to persuade, induce, or entice a minor to engage in unlawful sexual activity, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2422(b).

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If he is convicted, he could face a minimum of 10 years and up to a lifetime in prison.

According to a criminal complaint filed in the case, Sundberg exchanged instant messages with an individual he thought he was a parent of a 15-year-old girl who lived in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Sundberg allegedly expressed repeated interest in engaging in sexual activity with the 15-year-old and also sent pornographic images of children engaged in explicit sexual activity.

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During the instant messaging exchange he was actually talking to a law enforcement agent who was working as a part of a collaborative effort called “Operation Kick Boxer” which involves the Milwaukee Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office.

Sundberg was arrested on Aug. 13 upon his arrival to the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

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