Former bank exec gets 10 years in prison in child sex case

A top bank executive is sentenced to 10 years in federal prison in a child sex sting.

WDEL's Amy Cherry reports.

A former Bank of America vice president was sentenced after pleading guilty to charges of attempted enticement and coercion of a minor.

"Mr. Simmons began to enter into negotiations with a person, who he thought was the father of a 13-year-old daughter, and the person that he thought was actually an undercover Delaware State Trooper," said Bill Walker, assistant special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Philadelphia.

In 2013, Simmons traveled to a Newark motel thinking he was meeting with the young girl, but instead was met with handcuffs.

Walker says this case proves that a pedophile could be anyone.

"Pedophiles really come from all walks of life and from all socioeconomic levels, and so we need to recognize that, " he said.

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