JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – A Jefferson County man admitted to offering alcohol, marijuana, and vaping materials to an underage girl in exchange for sex.

Kody L. Willyard, 32, of Barnhart, Missouri, pleaded guilty Thursday to one federal felony charge of coercion and enticement of a minor.

Investigators say that Willyard exchanged alcohol and drugs with the victim for sexual activity while she was 14 and 15 years old.


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According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the victim’s father learned of social media and digital communications between Willyard and the victim, leading to his arrest. The victim told authorities that Willyard also provided items of value to another girl in exchange for sexual acts.

Willyard is expected to be sentenced in September. His charge carries a mandatory minimum prison term of ten years.

The FBI, the St. Louis County Police Department Special Investigations Unit and the Jefferson County Sherriff’s Department investigated the case.