Unicoi County

New facts: Convicted sex offender sentenced

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - A man convicted of sending explicit text messages to an underage boy will spend over 10 years in prison according to Donny Young, the lawyer representing Rickie Lee Hoyle Jr. on a federal charge of inducting a minor to engage in sexual activity.

News 5 WCYB checked federal court documents which show the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said he attempted to meet a boy for sex at the Erwin, Tennessee Walmart in the fall of 2012.

After serving prison time, Hoyle will have to serve 20 years supervised release.

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