Sentencing Delayed In Internet Sting

Friday, September 21st 2007, 6:12 am
By: News On 6

Formal sentencing in federal court has been delayed until next month for a former Tahlequah minister "busted" during an Internet sting operation. Charles Shaffer pleaded guilty in June to using the Internet to send a lewd picture of himself to someone he thought was 13-years old.

Police arrested Shaffer when he walked into a house in Walters in southwest Oklahoma, thinking he was going to meet the girl.

An FBI affidavit filed in the federal case stated Shaffer told authorities he had rented a motel room in Lawton with the intention of taking the girl to the room for a night of sex.

Sentencing has now been set for October 24th.

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