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NJ Lawyer Is Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Seeking Sex with 7-Year-Old Girl

Posted Nov 30, 2011 11:03 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A New Jersey lawyer has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to seeking sex with a 7-year-old girl.

Tobin Nilsen, a 58-year-old solo from Buena, N.J., tried to arrange the encounter through a woman he believed was her mother, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. He connected with the woman—an undercover FBI agent—through a chat room called “ChildSlaveSex,” federal prosecutors say.

Nilsen was arrested after buying a plane ticket to Atlanta. He pleaded guilty in September.

The Associated Press and CBS Atlanta also have stories.

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