POLITICS

Trial delayed for Canadian in Florida sex tourism case while lawyers negotiate plea deal

01/08/2015 04:00 EST | Updated 03/10/2015 05:59 EDT
MIAMI - Trial has been delayed for a Canadian man accused of travelling to Florida to have sex with someone investigators say he believed was an underage boy.

U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore agreed to delay trial for Rene Roberge of Sherbrooke, Quebec, until Jan. 26. It had been set to begin Monday. Court papers show the case likely will end in a plea deal.

Authorities say Roberge flew to Florida after making contact on the Internet with undercover investigators posing as a 14-year-old boy and his father to arrange a sexual encounter. Agents also allegedly found child pornography on Roberge's tablet computer.

Roberge's attorney says additional charges are expected based on a second potential victim. Roberge has pleaded not guilty and could get up to life in prison.