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FAYETTEVILLE -- A Springdale man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and 20 years of supervised release after his conviction for one count of online enticement of a minor.

U.S. District Judge Tim Brooks sentenced Michael Austin Roy, 19, on Thursday. Roy was arraigned in March and pleaded guilty in July.

Investigators said Roy used text messaging to ask for sex from a 13-year-old girl last year, according to a news release about his sentencing. They also found Roy was having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl last year, according to the release.

Investigators found a sex video of Roy and the 14-year-old girl and explicit photos of the 13-year-old on Roy's phone, according to the release. They also found images of other teen girls on Roy's phone, according to the release.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Springdale Police Department.


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  • LR1955
    November 19, 2017 at 3:24 p.m.

    Oh young himself.
    Trying to give this teen the benefit of doubt, is it possible he’s kinda immature & he comes across more mature younger girls? His youth is fubar’d!

  • LR1955
    November 19, 2017 at 3:45 p.m.

    This is why sex education needs to start in the home. With the parents. And drilled in in the schools. This is an abstain from sex issue.

    I'm not condoning what happened but I drive by kids waiting on the bus every morning and there are a lot of Jr high girls with adult bodies. And they know enough to get themselves in trouble. If the girl lied about her age & had sex with the guy several other times, maybe she should be locked up too until she's 18.

    November 19, 2017 at 6:07 p.m.

    What screwed up laws and prosecution we have here, This is just a Child Himself, Start teaching kids something about Sex, and we will not have these situations, This is so sad for everyone, This is kinda like the ISIS Justice System, Arkansas needs to come in from the Backwoods and start acting Civilized, too many throw the bible at the young, not knowing should be a good excuse. This Sentencing is RIDICULOUS, STUPID, IGNORANT, I almost Left Dumb Out.