Court records show a convicted sex offender plans to plead guilty to enticing an 11-year-old Rapid City girl by sending her explicit messages and photos.
The agreement with prosecutors has John Carl Sanders entering a guilty plea to enticing a minor using the internet as a registered sex offender.
The crime carries a mandatory minimum of 20 years in prison and a maximum of life behind bars. in prison. Federal prosecutors have agreed to drop a second count of sexually exploiting a minor.
Court documents say Sanders, then 45, communicated with the girl in December 2018 using Skout, an app used for dating and finding friends.