Ex-Head Of Florida Page Program Convicted Of Soliciting Sex

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The former coordinator of a Florida Legislature teenage page program has been convicted of soliciting sex from an undercover investigator he thought was a 14-year-old girl.

Michael Chmielewski, convicted Friday in federal court in Tallahassee, faces between 10 years and life in prison at sentencing scheduled Jan. 5.

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, Chmielewski was convicted of attempted enticement of a minor after a three-day trial. He was arrested in February after authorities say he responded to a Craigslist ad from an undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old girl. They discussed sexual activity and he was arrested when he traveled to meet her, according to authorities.

Chmielewski was fired after his arrest. He oversaw a program that recruits 300 teenagers a year as aides and messengers for the state House.