KANSAS CITY, Mo.— A Kansas man was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday for traveling to Kansas City to meet with who he thought was a teenage prostitute, but was actually an undercover officer, according to the United State’s Attorney’s Office.
The investigation into Voth’s activities began in June when an undercover U.S. Department of Health and Human Services employee was monitoring public messages on a website where people are known to discuss prostitution.
The undercover employee gave Voth a phone number for an undercover FBI agent posing as a 16-year-old girl. Voth allegedly contacted the agent.
The FBI agent told Voth the teen was staying in Kansas City with her 13-year-old sister. Court records say Voth then asked for the 13-year-old’s phone number and pictures of both girls. Voth allegedly agreed to meet with the teens in Kansas City for sexual activity in exchange for $140.
When Voth arrived at a KC coffee shop to meet the two girls, he was arrested. The jury’s indictment replaces a criminal complaint from July on the same charge.