Former bank exec gets 10 years in prison in child sex case
By Amy Cherry

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

WDEL's Amy Cherry reports.

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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.

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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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