Pa. man gets 30 years for child sex

March 17, 2009 6:53:58 PM PDT
A Pennsylvania man who authorities say went to New York state to have sex with a 2½-year-old girl has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. Court papers say 47-year-old Richard King Jr. of Brecknock Township, Berks County, made arrangements over the Internet to meet the girl and her mother in Buffalo, N.Y., and travel with them back to Pennsylvania. Court papers say King admitted to having sex with the toddler in November 2003.

King was arrested in April 2004 and pleaded guilty in 2006. At Monday's sentencing, defense lawyer Ronald Travis asked for time served.

King also faces state charges. Berks County District Attorney John Adams says his office will review the federal sentence to determine whether to proceed with the state charges.

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