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    Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Charges Involving Minor
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    A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to traveling to Rhode Island multiple times to have sex with a 15-year-old girl he met online.

    The U.S. attorney's office in Rhode Island says 24-year-old Andy Joseph, of Brockton, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty this week to two counts of traveling interstate with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.

    Prosecutors say Joseph met the victim in an online forum in June 2016.

    In addition to traveling to Rhode Island to meet for sex, authorities say Joseph advertised the victim for commercial sexual purposes online.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    Joseph, who has been held since his arrest in December 2016, faces up to 30 years in prison at sentencing scheduled for July 20.

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