Man Sentenced for Child Luring

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ALTOONA – An Altoona man who used Facebook to lure young boys will spend the next 7 to 15 years in prison.

27 year old Benjamin Richards was sentenced Thursday for luring a 15 year old Bellwood boy to a swimming hole in 2013.

After serving his prison sentence he will then spend the next 10 years under supervision. The next step for Richards is to determine if he is a sexually violent predator.

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February 07 2021 06:30 pm

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