POLITICS

Guilty plea scheduled for Canadian accused of travelling to Florida for sex tourism

03/20/2015 02:03 EDT | Updated 05/20/2015 05:59 EDT
MIAMI - A Canadian man is scheduled to plead guilty to charges he travelled to Florida to have sex with someone investigators say he believed was an underage boy.

A Miami federal judge set the plea change Monday afternoon for 47-year-old Rene Roberge of Sherbrooke, Que., who had previously pleaded not guilty.

Roberge's lawyer had previously said a plea deal was in the works to resolve the case without a trial.

Authorities allege 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 is also accused of planning to travel to San Antonio, Texas, to have sex with a teenage boy.