Oliver hears sentence in sex-enticement case

Court NewsOXFORD – An Oxford man will serve 120 months in prison after pleading guilty to attempting to entice a minor girl to meet him for sex.

Brandon Matthew Oliver, 37, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills and must register as a sex offender when he’s released from prison.

Oliver is among a dozen or more men who’ve pleaded guilty to attempted enticement through a sting operation by the Tupelo Police Department, which uses a trained staff person to “act” like a teen on the Internet.

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons will decide where Oliver will serve his prison time.

Earlier this week, another man facing similar charges was acquitted by a federal jury. He is the first to challenge the charges in court.