61-year-old Seattle psychologist charged with seeking sex with fictional 12-year-old

SEATTLE -- A 61-year-old Seattle psychologist has been charged with seeking sex with a fictional 12-year-old girl, U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes said Wednesday.

According to Hayes, the defendant, Jonathan Brent Wulf, posted an ad on Craigslist, began a conversation with a Homeland Security undercover agent and "expressed his desire to have sex with the agent's fictional 12-year-old stepdaughter."

Wulf was arrested Tuesday when he arrived at the hotel selected as the meeting place for the sexual encounter, Hayes said.

Wulf is employed as a psychologist with a Seattle medical group, she said. He will next appear in court on Friday.

Attempted enticement of a minor is punishable by a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and Wulf could be up to life in prison.