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Church youth leader pleads guilty to sex charges

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A southern Missouri church youth leader has admitted using the Internet and a cellphone to entice two minors to engage in illegal sexual activity.

U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson says 22-year-old Brent "Pete" Turley, of Norwood, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Springfield.

Turley was arrested in March 2012 at a park where he had arranged to meet with an undercover officer. The officer was using the phone of a child whose parents had contacted authorities.

Turley also pleaded guilty to a separate count of enticing a 15-year-old to engage in illicit sexual activity with him.

Turley faces 10 years to life in prison without parole. No sentencing date has been set.

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