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Man Sentenced For Attempting To Buy Ky. Child Online For $500

Posted at 4:08 PM, Oct 23, 2018

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – A Kansas man has been sentenced to five years in prison after he was convicted of trying to purchase a Kentucky child online for $500.

Ernest Merle John Anziana, 49, of Fredonia, Kansas, was sentenced Oct. 19 in Franklin Circuit Court to five counts of unlawful use of electronic means originating or received within the Commonwealth of Kentucky to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities, all Class D felonies; and one count of promoting human trafficking, a Class C felony.

Anziana will serve five years and will have to register as a lifetime sex offender.

Anziana was also charged with solicitation to commit human trafficking in Greenwood County, which is located in the southeast portion of Kansas nearly 700 miles from Frankfort.