Former House page director sentenced to 10 years

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A former Florida House employee who oversaw the chamber’s page and messenger program has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted on a charge of attempted enticement of a minor, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida.

Michael Chmielewski, 38, was sentenced Friday after a jury found him guilty in September.

Chmielewski was accused of responding to a Craigslist advertisement and communicating on a messaging app with an undercover officer who posed as a 14-year-old girl.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Chmielewski discussed sexual activity and was arrested when he went to meet the girl.

After his arrest, Chmielewski was terminated from his $40,000-a-year House job.