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Indian-origin man sentenced for seeking sex with 15-year old girl in US

Dilbagh Singh of Ontario began an online relationship with an individual he believed to be a 15-year old girl.

world Updated: Dec 05, 2017 10:16 IST
Press Trust of India
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In May 2017, the man travelled from Canada to Flagstaff, Arizona, to meet the girl and to have sex with her.(File Photo)

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 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.

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 10:16 IST