Dilbagh Singh, 57, a Canadian man has been sentenced to nearly 4 years in federal prison for travelling to Arizona with the intent of having sex with a minor.
Prosecutors say Dilbagh Singh of Ontario received a 46-month sentence on Dec 4 in U.S. District Court in Phoenix.
Singh previously pleaded guilty to international travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.
Court documents show that 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 with the girl in person 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.
Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, ‘Project Safe Childhood’ marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.