Rickie Hoyle Jr.
The Johnson City man arrested last month for allegedly attempting to solicit sex from an underage boy was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Greeneville.
Rickie Lee Hoyle Jr. was indicted on one count of inducing a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity. Hoyle's attorney entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf during his arraignment Tuesday morning. A trial date was set for Aug. 27.
It is alleged that between June 1, 2012, to May 23, 2013, Hoyle used a "facility or means of interstate commerce" to knowingly or attempt to persuade, induce, entice, or coerce a minor to engage in sexual activity.
Hoyle was arrested on May 24 following a joint investigation by the Erwin Police Department and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
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