A Minnesota man has been sentenced in Alaska's Federal Court after traveling here with the intent of having sex with a minor, as well as distributing child pornography. 43-year-old Adam Pike will serve 22.5 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release. In early 2017, Pike communicated through social media with an Alaskan, exchanging explicit photos of a minor, and discussing the possibility of Pike traveling north. The FBI arrested the Alaskan on March 2nd, 2017, and took control of his account.
Agents continued conversation with Pike, until he ultimately flew to Alaska with the intent of having sex with the minor and police were able to arrest him. Pike will also pay $45,000 in restitution, which will be used to help for counseling needs for the victims.