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August 15, 2013

No bond ordered in minor enticement case


ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a man to be held without bond pending his trial on a charge of using the Internet and a cellphone to try to arrange to have sex with a minor.

Michael Wayne Thornton is charged with trying to coerce or entice a 15-year-old into sexual activity in January. He's charged in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen.

Court records say the case originated in Lee County.

Thornton has pleaded not guilty.

U.S. Magistrate Judge David Sanders said in an order Wednesday that there's no "conditions of release that will assure the court that the defendant does not pose a danger to the community."

Thornton's attorney was in court and didn't immediately respond to a message Thursday.


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