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Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Luring Minor Over the Internet

Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Luring Minor Over the Internet



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A 35-year-old lawyer pleaded guilty Monday to a felony count of trying to entice a 13-year-old girl over the Internet for sex.

Gregory Preston Cohen, of Salt Lake City, will be sentenced in state court Jan. 3, the Utah Attorney General's office said.

Cohen went into an Internet chat room and repeatedly requested to engage in sex with an undercover agent posing as a young girl, according to court documents.

Cohen claimed to be a 19-year-old, and arranged a time and place to meet the minor, the documents say.

The undercover officer was a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Paul Amann, the assistant attorney general who prosecutes crimes on behalf of the task force, said he will ask the Utah Bar Association to consider taking away Cohen's license to practice law.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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