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Indian arrested in US for luring teen for sex

January 30, 2007 18:20 IST

An Indian-American has been arrested in Kentucky state after he allegedly tried to lure an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, who was posing as a 14-year-old during online chatting, for sex.

Kishor Patel, 39, made plans to meet the girl at a mall during the online discussions initiated by him and then take her somewhere for sex, officials alleged.

He was taken into custody on Monday when he reached the the mall, an FBI spokesman said.

Patel had been communicating online with the agent whom he believed to a 14-year-old girl, Special Agent incharge of the FBI's Kentucky office Tracy Reinhold was quoted as saying by Courier Journal newspaper on Tuesday.

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