N.Y. man who traveled to Wis. for sex with a teen sentenced

James A. Huskisson (Photo source: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WLUK) -- A convicted sex offender who traveled from New York to Wisconsin to meet a teen for sex was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison.

James Huskisson previously pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of sexual exploitation of a child. He was also placed on lifetime supervision, court records show.

Huskisson had been messaging the 15-year-old girl online. Soon after making contact, he sent pictures of his genitalia and demanded explicit photos from her.

According to the criminal complaint, the administrator of Wolf River Lutheran School in Shawano contacted police because of a suspicious car in the parking lot with New York license plates. A few days later, a female student told the school that a student said she was in an inappropriate relationship with a man from New York, and that he was in Wisconsin and had bought her some items. Police inspected the girl’s phone, and found contacts between them, including sexually explicit photos the two exchanged.

The complaint alleges that while Huskisson was in Wisconsin, he and the girl had sex, and then Huskisson returned to New York. He was arrested near his home.

Huskisson was previously convicted of two counts of first-degree forcible rape in New York. He spent time in prison for those crimes and is required to register as a sex offender.

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