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A man from Shallowater has pleaded guilty to enticement of a minor.

43-year-old Eleus James Delaney is said to have had a relationship with a 16-year-old girl, who was on juvenile probation during the relationship.

KAMC News reports the victim's probation officer found a cell phone hidden in her room that contained explicit texts sent by Delaney.

An officer continued having conversations with Delaney, pretending to be the girl. Eventually, the officer and Delaney met up at a hotel, where Delaney was arrested.

Delaney admitted to meeting the victim on a messenger app and having intercourse with her at least 3 times.

Delaney will serve at least 10 years in prison.