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Regina man gets jail time, faces deportation for online luring
Yashandeep Dhillon is seen leaving Court of Queen's Bench in Regina on Monday.
Published Monday, February 3, 2014 5:52PM CST
A Regina man who went to meet who he believed was a 13-year-old girl for sex has been sentenced to jail and now faces deportation.
Yashandeep Dhillon was sentenced Monday to nine months in prison and three years probation for using a computer to lure a child under 16 for a sexual purpose.
Dhillon, 32, was found guilty of the crime in October. He was arrested after he went to meet the girl, who was actually an undercover police officer, at a city bus stop in December 2010.
Court heard that Dhillon had spoken with the girl several times in an online chat room over a four-month period, and that the conversations became increasingly sexually explicit.
Dhillon, who had immigrated to Canada from India in the summer of 2010, now faces likely deportation to that country.
He was ordered to provide a DNA sample to the national databank and must register as a sex offender for 20 years.