NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — An ex-U.S. Navy officer and former psychologist for the USS Gerald R. Ford has accepted a plea deal in his child exploitation case.
Michael Andrew Widroff pleaded guilty on Thursday to attempted coercion and enticement of a minor in the case. He also faced charges of attempted production of child pornography and attempted transfer of obscene matter to a minor after being arrested in June.
Prosecutors say Widross, who served as a lieutenant commander, used Snapchat to commit the acts.
His sentencing is set for February 23, 2024 in Norfolk.