Canadian man gets prison for seeking sex with underage girl in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) - A Canadian man has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for travelling to Arizona with the intent of having sex with a minor.

Prosecutors say 57-year-old Dilbagh Singh of Ontario received a 46-month sentence Monday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix. He faced a prison term of up to 30 years. Singh previously pleaded guilty to international travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.

Court documents show Singh began a nearly four-month online relationship in January with a person he believed to be a 15-year old girl but actually was an undercover agent.

In May, Singh flew from Canada to meet the girl in northern Arizona.

He checked into a Flagstaff hotel with condoms and alcohol and was arrested by local police and federal authorities.

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