Michigan Professor Pleads Guilty to Sex Charges in Florida

Posted at 10:45 AM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 10:45:00-05

WESTON, Fla. (AP) — A Michigan professor who authorities say traveled to South Florida to have sex with a 14-year-old boy has pleaded guilty.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports ( 51-year-old James Cavalcoli, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempting to coerce or entice a minor to engage in sexual activity and traveling with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.

Authorities say Cavalcoli had made arrangements to meet with an undercover Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent, whom he believed to be the boy's father. He was arrested Aug. 7.

At the time, officials say Calvalcoli was employed as an assistant professor at the University of Michigan.

He faces 10 years to life in federal prison when he is sentenced in March.