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Illinois woman charged with using the Internet to arrange sex with a minor

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A Hardin County, Illinois, woman has been charged in federal court with using the Internet to arrange sex acts with a minor, according to the US Attorney's office.

According to a Criminal Complaint filed Wednesday in federal district court in Benton, Illinois,
Heather M. Banks, 23, of Rosiclare, Illinois, is alleged to have used the Internet on June 18 
to induce a minor to engage in illegal sex acts.

The complaint further alleges that Banks was using the Internet to induce a minor to provide her with prescription medications in exchange for sex.

The charged offense carries a penalty of from 10 years, up to life in prison, a $250,000 fine and a term of supervised release from 5 years to life.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Hardin County State's Attorney's Office.

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