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OXFORD, Miss. (WCBI) – Casey Clayton Holmes, 29, of Columbus, was acquitted by a federal jury on Tuesday for enticing a minor for sexual purposes.

His defense was entrapment by law enforcement.

Holmes was arrested in 2013 in connection with a sexual enticement sting out of Tupelo.

The sting had officers posing as women online to catch perpetrators. Child enticement convictions carry a 10-year minimum prison sentence .

Holmes is the third individual to be acquitted in the sting. A fourth man is set to argue his case at the end of this month.

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