Guilty Plea in Child Luring Case

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A man from Lackawanna County pleaded guilty Wednesday to trying to lure a teenager for sex.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, Sean Howells, 20, of Jefferson Township was charged with using the internet and a cell phone to try to get a 13-year-old minor to meet him for sex earlier this year.

Under the plea agreement, Howells will be required to undergo sex offender treatment and register as a sex offender.

He faces six years in prison.