FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (KSDK) - A federal grand jury indicted a 39-year-old Jerseyville man in connection with a child sex trafficking investigation, US Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen Wigginton said Wednesday.
According to court documents, Timothy Griesemer attempted to recruit, induce, entice and obtain a child under 14 years of age on or about October 10, knowing that the child would used in a commercial sex act.
The indictment charges Griesemer with commercial sex trafficking of a child and inducement of a child to engage in prostitution.
Timothy Griesemer's trial date is set for December 2, 2013. If convicted of commercial sex trafficking of a child, Griesemer faces 15 years to life imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release between five years and life. The inducing a child to engage in prostitution charge carries a prison term of 10 years to life in prison, a fine up to $250,000, as well as a term of supervised release between five years and life.