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Associated Press, Published July 31 2012

Dickinson man sentenced to 10 years for sex crime

BISMARCK — A Dickinson man accused of trying to coerce a teenage girl into sex has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

Authorities say 31-year-old Jeremy Zastoupil last August had an online chat session with a Dickinson police officer posing as a 14-year-old girl and was arrested when he went to the site where a meeting had been arranged. He pleaded guilty in May to coercion and enticement of a minor.

U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon says Zastoupil will be on supervised release for three years following his prison term. He also must register as a sex offender.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.