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Man sentenced in Alaska intent-to-abuse case

Posted: December 6, 2011 - 1:02am

ANCHORAGE — A 65-year-old West Virginia man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for traveling to Alaska with intent to engage in a sexual act with a child under the age of 12.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Anchorage says Thomas Daniel Niswander of Princeton was sentenced Friday .

Prosecutors say a Homeland Security agent contacted Niswander in an Internet chat room as Niswander solicited information about traveling to Cambodia for a “kiddie hunt.”

Niswander instead arranged to fly to Alaska. Prosecutors say he was taped at an Anchorage airport expecting to be set up with a 9-year-old girl.

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