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

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

A 57-year-old Indian-origin man from was sentenced by a federal 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 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 to Flagstaff, Arizona, to meet the girl and to have sex with her.

Singh was sentenced by US 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.

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 21:15 IST