ORLANDO, Fla. — A federal jury has found former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitor Rick Crawford guilty of attempted enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office confirmed the conviction Thursday afternoon according to a report by NBC Sports. The 60-year-old Crawford faces a mandatory sentence of at least 10 years in prison, with the possibility of a life sentence. He’ll be sentenced on Nov. 26.
Crawford was arrested following an FBI undercover child sex sting in Florida. According to court documents, Crawford answered a Craigslist ad on Feb. 10 that was posted by an undercover officer. That ad offered “taboo” relations, with the undercover officer posing as a father who was offering his 12-year-old daughter for sexual services.
The undercover officer met Crawford in a restaurant parking lot in Lake Mary, Fla., on Feb 28, where after confirming he was there for an arranged meeting with the undercover officer and the young girl, he was taken into custody.
Crawford, of Mobile, Ala., enjoyed a career that spanned 17 years in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He earned five victories during his career, including a triumph in 2003 at Daytona Int’l Speedway and a best finish of second in the standings in 2002. He last competed in the Truck Series in 2012.