A retired Beloit police officer pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to transporting a minor across state lines with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.
The plea by Larry J. Woods, 62, of 1436 Grant St., Beloit, was part of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, in Madison. A second, identical charge was dismissed as part of the agreement.
The charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison. As part of the plea agreement, Woods will get the maximum available sentence reduction for taking responsibility for the crime, according to the plea-agreement document.
Woods was found guilty, and sentencing was set for Nov. 6.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Rock County Court, Woods had sex with a teenage girl in 2017-18 in a vehicle and hotels in Beloit and Rockford, Illinois.
Woods is charged in Rock County Court with repeated sexual assault of a child, for which he faces prison time. Sentencing on that charge is Sept. 27.