Booneville man pleads guilty to enticement

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OXFORD – A Booneville man entered a plea of guilty to child enticement Friday morning.

Michael Wayne Thornton, 31, entered the plea before U.S. District Court Judge Sharion Aycock.

Thornton is one of more than a dozen men charged in a sting out of Lee County in which a law enforcement officer posed as a 15-year-old girl.

Thornton was charged with attempting to entice the girl into sexual activity in January 2013.