A Carrollton man has admitted to paying more than a thousand dollars to have sex with a child. 65-year old David Driskill pled guilty in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis to charges of commercial sex trafficking earlier this week and faces 15 years behind bars. He was busted in an undercover sting back in May, when he handed over 15-hundred-dollars to an investigator.
Authorities were tipped off to Driskill after he sent texts messages to a woman telling her he'd pay big money to have sex with her nine year old daughter, plus he'd throw in an extra $500 if she sent an inappropriate picture. The woman forwarded the messages on to Jerseyville police who then contacted the U.S. Secret Service Cyber Crime Unit, who set up a sting and arrested Driskill in Jerseyville on May 10. He remains in federal custody and will be sentenced on October 7.