A British man who authorities say travelled to the US to have sex with a 13-year-old Maine girl he met on the internet has been sentenced to 17 years in federal prison.
Nicholas Cheese, from Oxford, was sentenced on Monday in the US District Court in Bangor on a charge of producing child pornography because he recorded one of the assaults on the girl. He was also sentenced to five years of probation upon release. He pleaded guilty in October.
Federal prosecutors say the 27-year-old met the then-12-year-old girl in an internet chat room in 2012.
Authorities say he travelled to Bangor last June to meet the girl and had sex with her in a hotel room.
The girl's parents reported the assaults to Maine authorities.