Jury convicts man charged in child-sex sting


Published: Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 5:33 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 5:33 p.m.

A Clay County man arrested last year as part of a sting investigation on charges related to arranging to meet a child for sex was found guilty Friday by an Alachua County jury, according to the 8th Circuit State Attorney’s Office.

Erich Alexander Farber, 33, will be sentenced by Circuit Judge Mark Moseley Oct. 28, said state attorney’s spokesman Darry Lloyd.

Faber was arrested in February 2012 during a sting operation in which the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office posted an advertisement on Craigslist regarding sex with a juvenile, Lloyd said.

Faber was charged with soliciting a minor for unlawful sex using computer services or devices, improper use of computer services and traveling to meet a minor.

Assistant state attorneys Brian Rodgers and Katrina Harden prosecuted the case and won a conviction after a four-hour jury deliberation, Lloyd added.

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