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Judge orders 5-year prison term in online sex sting

Ron Housworth (properly sized)
Ron Housworth (properly sized)

WAUKESHA, Wis. (WSAU) – A Rothschild man was sentenced to five years in prison today for trying to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex in Pewaukee last fall.

A judge also put Ron Housworth on extended supervision for five years. The 43-year-old Housworth will also have to register as a sex offender and he cannot have any contact with a minor unless approved by his probation agent.

Housworth was convicted of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime. Police arrested him December 3rd as he drove to Pewaukee to meet who he thought was a 14-year-old girl. The girl was actually an undercover police officer.

Housworth admitted he was driving to Pewaukee to have sex with the girl, whom he had chatted with online more than a dozen times.