Dallas County Man, Cody Ryan Turner Convicted at Trial for Child Enticement
PLANO, TS (STL.News) An Irving, Texas man has been convicted of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei.
Cody Ryan Turner, 37, was found guilty by a jury on March 10, 2021, following a three-day trial before U.S. District Judge Sean D. Jordan.
“I commend our law enforcement partners for their vigilance in ensuring the safety of our children,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei. “Those who target child victims are the worst among us. Their actions will not be tolerated. The Eastern District of Texas will continue to find such individuals and bring them to justice.”
According to information presented in court, in August 2019, Turner began messaging an individual he believed to be a young teen on a popular social media application. After receiving no response throughout August 2019, he sent a graphic image to the child in December 2019. Turner then messaged the child again in June 2020. The individual who Turner believed to be a teen responded and identified herself as a child.