United States v. Caudill
The appellant challenges his conviction for allegedly attempting to persuade, induce, or entice individuals whom he believed were 11 and 13 years old to engage in sexual activity for which a person could be criminally charged under a Texas aggravated sexual assault statute. 18 U.S.C. §2422(b) was intended to capture conduct that indirectly secured a child's assent to unlawful sexual activity through an adult intermediary. The district court's judgment of conviction is affirmed. 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 12-10292, 02-19-2013.