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Man sentenced for soliciting minor

YOUNGSTOWN — A Vienna man has been sentenced to four years in federal prison after being convicted of traveling to Pennsylvania with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity with a minor.

According to a news release, Jeffrey Judd, 60, conversed with a 14-year-old male over the “Chathour” application and by email beginning in May 2017. The release states Judd arranged to meet with the child at a school parking lot in Hermitage and traveled there from Vienna to engage in sexual acts with the victim.

The victim told school officials about the Judd’s arrival and did not show up at the parking lot. The release states that Judd continued to email the victim until June 5, 2017.

Judd also received seven years of probation.

Patrol announces 6-state project

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be joining forces with members of the 6-State Trooper Project to enforce and raise awareness on impaired driving this weekend.

The project will run through 11:59 p.m. Sunday. The high-visibility campaign includes the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, West Virginia State Police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Last year during the same 6-State initiative, the patrol arrested 280 drivers for operating a vehicle while impaired and educated motorists about the dangers of driving impaired.

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