Officials: Illinois man sent Idaho teen nude pics, explicit video

Officials: Illinois man sent Idaho teen nude pics, explicit video
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BOISE, Idaho - An Illinois man was in federal court in Boise Thursday after officials say he tried to lure a 15-year-old girl to stay with him over the Internet.

The United States Attorney's Office says Michael Lee Stewart, 35, of Mahomet, Illinois, attempted to engage the teen in sexual activity.

Officials say he sent the teen a picture of a man's genitals and also a video of a man masturbating.

Federal authorities also allege that Stewart arranged for the teen to fly to Indianapolis so they could stay in a hotel together. He was arrested March 3 at the airport while waiting for her to get off the plane.

Stewart faces several felony charges and could spend up to life in prison if convicted.