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Man gets 16 years jail for flying from the United Kingdom to Ohio to rape a girl

By Mason White 12:48 PM March 12, 2014
Richard Castle 

By: Aarav Sen
A man from the United Kingdom, will spent the next 16 years in a United States prison.

The British man has been jailed by a United States court for sexual offenses against a child.

Richard Castle, 47, of Northampton, was charged with traveling overseas to have sex with a minor. He is accused of flying to Ohio, to have sex with the child and he remained in Dayton, for about three weeks.

He was arrested at his home in Northampton by officers of the Metropolitan Police. Castle appealed against an extradition order, but it was rejected, and he was transferred to the U.S.

In court, Castle admitted to coercing a minor, traveling with intent to engage in illicit sexual contact with a minor and transferring obscene material to a minor.

Castle, pleaded guilty and admitted to posing as Richard Joshua Parker. He also admitted to using the Internet to coerce a minor to engage in illicit sexual activity.

He was sentenced to 16 years in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black.