TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Georgia man could face life in prison for trying to entice and traveling to Tallahassee to have sex with a minor.
Frantisek Pribyl, 48, of Snellville, Ga. was convicted in the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee on Thursday of attempted enticement of a minor and travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.
In Feb. 2017, undercover investigators conducted “Operation Cupid’s Arrow” to identify individuals looking to engage in sexual activity with minors.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Pribyl responded to a Craigslist advertisement in which an undercover officer posed as the mother of a 14-year-old girl and then as the daughter.
Over two days, Pribyl continued his conversation with the “girl” via e-mail, discussed sexual activity with her over e-mail and during a controlled telephone call, and traveled more than 250 miles to Tallahassee to meet her to have sex.
Pribyl was arrested after arriving at the designated meeting location.
For the attempted enticement charge, Pribyl faces a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of life in prison.
For traveling to have sex with a minor, Pribyl faces a maximum of 30 years in prison.
The case was investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Panama City Police Department, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.