Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) --U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced Wednesday that a federal grand jury has returned an Indictment charging Paul J. Havlen, Jr., 46, of Attica, New York, with coercion and enticement of a person he believed to be a minor boy.
Havlen pleaded not guilty during his arraignment today before Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott. The charges carry a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, a maximum sentence of life, a fine of $250,000, or both.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Russell T. Ippolito, Jr., who is handling the case, stated that according to the Indictment, Havlen allegedly sent emails and text messages to a person he believed to be a 15-year-old boy. The Indictment further alleges that Havlen arranged to meet the boy at Attica Memorial Park, for the purposes of smoking marijuana and engaging in sexual activity.
Havlen actually exchanging emails and text messages with law enforcement officers, according to prosecutors. Havlen was arrested when he arrived at the park to meet the boy.