JVL man convicted of soliciting a child for prostitution

A Janesville man will spend four years in prison for coercing a 16 year old girl from Walworth County into prostitution.

Authorities say 27-year-old Patrick X. Cooper, and 26-year-old Erica White made a runaway have sex for money multiple times a day between December and January in exchange for a place to stay, drugs, and money.

Cooper plead guilty to one count of soliciting a child for prostitution in Rock County Court on Tuesday and was sentenced to four years in prison.

A charge of possession of child pornography was dismissed.

Erica White is expected in court in May.