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Indian-origin man from Canada jailed in US for seeking sex with minor girl

Dilbagh Singh, from Ontario in Canada, pleaded guilty to the charges. According to court documents, he began an online relationship with an individual he believed to be a 15-year-old girl.

world Updated: Dec 06, 2017 10:06 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Washington
Prisoner inside jail with handcuff.
Prisoner inside jail with handcuff.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
         

A 57-year-old Indian-origin man from Canada was sentenced by a federal court in Arizona to 46 months of imprisonment on charges of travelling to the US this year to have sex with a minor girl.

Dilbagh Singh, from Ontario, Canada, had pleaded guilty to the charges.

According to the court documents, in January 2017, Singh began an online relationship with an individual he believed to be a 15-year-old girl.

Over the course of nearly four months, Singh told the girl that he wanted to engage in various sex acts with her.

In May 2017, Singh travelled from Canada to Flagstaff, Arizona, to meet the girl and to have sex with her.

Singh was sentenced by US District Judge Steven P Logan to 46 months of incarceration.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.

First Published: Dec 05, 2017 21:44 IST