A man from Shallowater has been convicted for attempted enticement of a minor.

KAMC News reports that 32-year-old John David Martinez (pictured above) was first indicted in August 2019 for an incident that occurred in July 2018.

Martinez was accused of using text messages to try to bully his 11-year-old niece into having sex with him. The girl's babysitter saw the texts and notified Lubbock authorities before Martinez could act.

Martinez was found guilty Wednesday (December 4th) by a federal grand jury and faces life in prison.