Michigan Professor Pleads Guilty to Sex Charges in Florida

A University of Michigan professor accused of traveling to South Florida to have sex with a 14-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to charges related to the case.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that 51-year-old James Cavalcoli, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempting to coerce or entice a minor to engage in sexual activity and traveling with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.

Authorities said Cavalcoli made arrangements to meet with an undercover Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent, whom he believed to be the boy's father. He was arrested Aug. 7.

At the time, Calvalcoli was employed as an assistant professor at the University of Michigan, according to officials.

He faces 10 years to life in federal prison when he is sentenced in March.

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