Man who met minor for sex sentenced to 23 years in prison

Published 07/22 2016 02:10PM

Updated 07/22 2016 02:11PM

A man who slept with a 15-year-old was sentenced Friday to 23 years in prison followed by 15 years of sex offender probation.

Robert Tony Miniaci will also have to register as a sex offender.

Miniaci, 29, of Springfield was arrested after the victim's mother alerted authorities to the incident.

Springfield police reported that the victim told them she met Miniaci on the Internet. The teen said he picked her up on at least four occasion prior to December of 2014. The victim said they had sex in his pick-up truck.  

As a designated sex offender Miniaci will have restrictions as to where he can live and work, a curfew and no unsupervised contact with children under the age of 18 unless preapproved by the court.   

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