A councilman for the village of Sparta has been charged with accosting a child for sex after being busted by the FBI in a sting operation.

According to WOOD, 34-year-old Ryan Hayes was arrested back in September for trying to set up a sexual encounter with an undercover FBI officer that he thought was a child online.

He was charged with accosting a child for immoral purposes and using a computer to commit a crime.

Hayes bonded out of jail but did not show up for a council meeting that was scheduled for Monday. He still holds his appointment on the village council and is unopposed by another person running for the seat for the November election.

Hayes did mention to the village staff he would not be attending Monday's meeting.

The village council members are still trying to find out how to handle this situation.


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