A 42-year-old Fremont trucker has pleaded no contest to charges that he attempted to entice a minor for sex, using the Internet.
Mark Avis has entered the plea in Gage County District Court.
Deputy County Attorney Rick Schreiner tells the court Avis was arrested in Beatrice after he responded to a Craiglist post made by a Beatrice Police Sergeant, posing as the mother of a teen-age girl who offered her daughter for sex to raise money.
In exchange for the no contest plea, prosecutors dropped a charge of attempted 1st Degree Sexual Assault of a Child.
Avis could receive up to five years in prison on the conviction.
Both the state and defense have recommended a term of probation.
Gage County District Judge Paul Korslund scheduled sentencing for December 4th.
By Doug Kennedy, KWBE