Created on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 Written by AP
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts lawyer who was also a Boy Scout leader and substitute teacher has been sentenced to more than 18 years in prison for using the Internet to try to entice young boys into unlawful sexual conduct.
Andrew Myers of Northbridge was sentenced this week in federal court after pleading guilty in June to enticing and attempting to entice minors for sex, and possession of child pornography.
Prosecutors say the 34-year-old Myers sent sexually graphic emails to several minor boys proposing to perform sex acts on them.
Myers' crimes were discovered when the mother of a 12-year-old Larimer County, Colo., boy went to police with evidence of sexually explicit chats between her son and a man police determined was Myers.
The Telegram & Gazette (http://bit.ly/15QXU66 ) reports that Myers apologized in court.