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Crim jailed after Internet sex sting
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A local man is serving two years in jail for arranging a meeting online for sex with a teen boy – a boy who turned out to be an undercover Internet crimes agent.The man, Ralph E. Crim, 55, entered a guilty plea to the charge of solicitation of a minor for aggravated statutory rape. He was given a two-year sentence. He is presently serving the term at Putnam County Jail, the county where he was caught trying to solicit the boy.Cookeville Detective Sgt. Bobby Anderson, who works with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, said Crim made contact online with a person he believed to be a young teen boy.