Five months after federal charges of enticing a 14-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity were levied against Christopher Watts, the former school board member has entered a guilty plea, according to a CTNow.com report.
With no opportunity to post bail provided, Watts has remained in custody since his May 29 arrest in a Kissimee, FL, hotel room.
According to court documents, Watts flew to Florida after having engaged in a month-long negotiation to secure a sexual liason with the teenage daughter of a man he met in an Internet chat room; a man who was an undercover agent.
CTNow.com reports that Watts will appear in court again on Jan. 3 for sentencing.
The guilty plea comes as no surprise,
He also to his family and the fictional mother of the young girl he attempted contacted via the Internet.
In addition to serving on the Board of Education, Watts served as chair of the Windsor Historic District Commission, the Assisant Director for the Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut and as ex-officio member of the Windsor Education Foundation, which raises money for technology and education programs in the town's public schools.
According his bio the Windsor Education Foundation Website, Watts is also a former editor for the Associated Press and a former press secretary for the Connecticut's House Democrats.
Watts was re-elected to the Board of Education in 2011's municipal elections.
He moved to Windsor in 1997, is married and is a father of one.
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