A Wasilla man convicted of attempting to molest an 8-year-old girl told investigators at the time of his arrest that he downloaded child porn in an effort to control his attraction to children. 

Justin Raymond Nekeferoff, 33, was found guilty by a federal jury Tuesday of attempted enticement of a minor and possession of child pornography. The jury found Nekeferoff not guilty of distribution of child porn. 

In 2015, a witness told investigators that Nekeferoff expressed a desire to have sex with children and frequently spoke about previous molestations he'd committed against others, including a 5-year-old and a 15-year-old girl. 

That witness also gave investigators text messages where Nekeferoff stated he liked looking at "lil girls in the stores" and expressed interest in performing sex acts on young girls between the ages of 4 and 8. 

Nekeferoff was arrested after arriving at a Wasilla motel for a prearranged meetup with a woman and her 8-year-old daughter for the purpose of having sex with the minor. The woman, in actuality, was an FBI agent, and the 8-year-old girl was fictional. 

Authorities say Nekeferoff brought icing and other items to the motel room to use as sex objects with the child. 

During Nekeferoff's arrest at the motel, police found an SD card containing multiple images of child pornography. 

At the time of his arrest, Nekeferoff gave police a statement saying that he thought about having sex with kids all the time and had molested other children previously. Nekeferoff also stated that he searched for and downloaded child porn in an effort to control his attraction to children. 

Sentencing is scheduled for May 9. Nekeferoff faces no less than 10 years and potentially up to life in prison on the enticement conviction, while the child porn possession conviction carries a maximum punishment of up to 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines. 

The FBI and Anchorage Police investigated the case.

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