A Tioga County man is accused of attempting to entice a child into having sex with him.

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Federal Prosecutors say between August 11 and the 27th, 39-year-old Jacob Gorman of Waverly allegedly engaged in text messages with an undercover FBI agent he thought was the mother of a 9-year-old girl, arranging a hook-up between him and the child.   

Federal Investigators say Corman allegedly negotiated a price he was willing to pay the “fake mom” and set up a location in Broome County for him to meet and have sex with the child August 27.  That when he was met by law enforcement officers and arrested. 

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The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information about Gorman is asked to contact the FBI Binghamton Office at (607) 778-7240. 

If convicted, the Waverly man faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum of life in federal prison as well as a maximum fine of $250,000.