Ga. man arrested in Detroit, allegedly sought sex with teen boy

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Authorities say David Crossman, 66, flew from Georgia to Detroit allegedly to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.
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(CBS) ATLANTA - David Crossman, a 66-year-old Atlanta man who traveled to Detroit allegedly to have sex with a 14-year-old boy, was arrested on Friday at the Detroit Metro Airport, CBS Atlanta reports.

Crossman was implicated in a sting operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and has been charged in a criminal complaint with travel in interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in any illicit sexual conduct with another, in addition to charges of online enticement.

Court records indicate that Crossman had been communicating online with an undercover HSI special agent who had responded to an ad that Crossman had placed seeking sex with a minor. Crossman allegedly described his plans for the minor in graphic detail to the agent, who was posing as the young boy's father.

The 66-year-old then flew from Atlanta to Detroit where he met up with the undercover special agent at Detroit Metro Airport and was arrested by a team of HSI agents.

Crossman is being held in federal custody and will have an initial court appearance on Friday. Online enticement carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and the charge of travel in interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct is punishable by a prison term of up to 30 years.