Conviction for attempting to persuade, induce, entice, or coerce a child to engage in illegal sexual activity is affirmed where defendant violated 18 U.S.C. sec. 2422(b) despite not communicating directly with a child or with someone whom he believed was a child by using an adult intermediary.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Submitted July 9, 2009
Filed July 23, 2009
Before: SLOVITER, AMBRO and JORDAN, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by JORDAN, Circuit Judge.