LONGVIEW, Wash. -

A 28-year-old St. Helens man who was caught in a sex sting in June has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.

The Daily News reports that Christopher Scheuermann pleaded guilty in August to possessing child pornography and communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.

Cowlitz County sheriff's deputies arrested Scheuermann after he tried to meet with a 15-year-old girl and her 12-year-old friend.

The "minors" were actually Curtus Hart, who posed as the girls using a social media app called "Whisper." Hart, a one-time county commissioner candidate who's been conducting sex stings for months, reported Scheuermann after the two met in Kelso.

Scheuermann tried to flee, but a deputy stopped his vehicle. Scheuermann admitted to coming to Kelso with the intention of having sex with the two "girls."