Arkansas man given 10-year prison term for enticing minor; had sexual relationship with 14-year-old, investigators say

Posted: November 18, 2017 at 4:29 a.m.

Michael Austin Roy

FAYETTEVILLE -- A Springdale man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and 20 years of supervised release after his conviction for one count of online enticement of a minor.

Federal Judge Tim Brooks sentenced Michael Austin Roy, 19, on Thursday. Roy was arraigned in March and pleaded guilty in July. Typically, a federal inmate must serve 85 percent of his sentence, a spokesman said.

Investigators said Roy used text to ask for sex from a 13-year-old girl, according to the release. They also found Roy was having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl, according to the release. Both incidents happened in 2016.

Investigators found a sex video of Roy and the 14-year-old girl and explicit photos of the 13-year-old on Roy's phone, according to the release. They also found images of other teen girls on Roy's phone, according to the release.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Springdale Police Department.

NW News on 11/18/2017