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East Cobb Man Sentenced in Teen Sex Sting

James Christopher Redman will serve 10 years stemming from a 2011 arrest in Barrow County.

An East Cobb man who pleaded guilty in July to enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity has been sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison.

James Christopher Redman, 52, also will be on supervised release for the rest of his life, according to the terms of his sentence, which was handed down Thursday by United States District Court Judge Richard W. Story.

He was arrested in June 2011 in Statham. The Barrow County Sheriff's Office said Redman arranged online to meet with a 14-year-old girl at a local park. But the girl was an undercover sheriff's office investigator, and he was taken into custody shortly after arriving at the park.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta presented evidence that during his online interaction, Redman initiated his webcam and posted a live, streaming video showing him naked and masturbating. He asked what he thought was the underage girl to meet him for sex several times during the chat, according to prosecutors.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in 2006 by the Department of Justice, and led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse.

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