Balding found himself in an undercover sting in 2019 when he sent text he thought was going to a 15-year-old. It turned out that he was actually texting the Department of Homeland Security and the State Police.
Now, a jury has found Balding guilty of child solicitation and sexual exploitation of children by recording. Both of those are fourth-degree felonies.
Balding has not yet been handed a sentence for his crimes. But he faces up to three years in prison, according to the Twelfth Judicial District Attorney’s Office.