Man found guilty of trying to meet teenage girl for sex

Russel Lee Orr faces up to life in prison


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man faces a sentence of up to life in prison after he was found guilty Friday of trying to meet a child for sex and trying to solicit pornographic pictures from the child.

Officials said Russel Lee Orr, 41, of Trinity, sent texts and emails to an individual he thought was a 14-year-old girl. The individual was actually an officer with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.

During conversations between March 10 and May 20, 2015, officials said Orr discusses his desire to meet with her for sex. He also tried repeatedly to receive pornographic pictures of her genitals.

FBI agents executed a search warrant at Orr's apartment on May 12, 2015. Agents found a smartphone that Orr used during the conversations and he was arrested.

Orr was found guilty of attempted online enticement of a child to engage in sexual activity, attempted production of child pornography and eight counts of advertising for child pornography.

On the attempted enticement count, Orr faces a minimum penalty of 10 years and a maximum penalty of life in prison. He faces a minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years in federal prison for the attempted production charge and for each of the advertising charges.

His sentencing hearing is scheduled for Oct. 25.