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Dirtbag Roundup: Matthew Scanlon sentenced to prison for attempting to buy sex with a child

According to the government’s evidence, on July 10, 2013, Scanlon contacted an undercover officer with the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, who had posted an ad on a social networking site. Over the next few days, Scanlon engaged in e-mail and text message conversations with the undercover officer, whom the defendant believed was the father of an under-aged girl. During this period of time, Scanlon arranged with the undercover officer to meet for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts with the child.