EAST. LOUIS — A 27-year-old Troy, Illinois, man has been charged in federal court with a two-count Complaint of Attempted Commercial Sex Trafficking of a Child and Attempted Enticement of a Minor.
Federal prosecutors alleged that on or about April 6, 2015, in Madison County, Shane L. Schlaefer attempted to recruit, induce, entice and obtain a child under the age of 14 years knowing that the person would be caused to be engaged in a commercial sex act.
The Court ordered that Schlaefer be held without bond pending trial.
U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton says his office will spare no time or effort in defending the most innocent in our society – our children. He also warned parents – be knowledgeable and vigilant of computer usage when it comes to your children, as predators are out there, and they will stop at nothing to get to their prey.
If convicted of Attempted Commercial Sex Trafficking of a Child, Schlaefer faces between 15 years to life in prison. If convicted of Attempted Enticement of a Minor, Schlaefer faces between 10 years to life in prison.