Man behind bars after sexual relationship with minor

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – A Lansing man will spend the next three decades in prison for convincing a teenage girl he met online to move to Michigan to live with his family and have sex with him.

Ryan Van Stevenson, 33 was sentenced late last week for coercing and enticing a minor online.

In August 2014 FBI agents searched a computer at a business that Stevenson owned in Lansing.

That’s where officials found digital child pornography and printed pictures.

Agents interviewed two women at Stevenson’s home.

One woman said she moved to Lansing from Portland, Oregon when she turned 18 after spending years talking to Stevenson online.


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