Jamey Lee Becker, 46, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without parole. He plead guilty to attempting to entice a minor into illegal sexual activity on January 4, 2017.

Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former church youth leader in Iberia, Mo., was sentenced in federal court today for attempting to entice a minor for illicit sex.

Jamey Lee Becker, 46, of Iberia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to 10 years in federal prison without parole.

Becker, who pleaded guilty on Jan. 4, 2017, admitted that he used the Internet and a cell phone in an attempt to entice an individual under the age of 17 to engage in illegal sexual activity between Feb. 1 and June 10, 2016.

This case was prosecuted by Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael S. Oliver. It was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Miller County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department.