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A Batavia man convicted of transporting a 16-year-old girl across state lines for illegal sex was sentenced to four years in prison this morning in County Court.

Timothy Logsdon, 29, was received a nearly five-year sentence in federal court yesterday afternoon to run concurrently.

Logsdon was caught with the minor in Kentucky when police tracked his cell phone activity late last year. Logsdon admitted to police he planned to move with the girl to Tennessee to carry on a relationship.

The victim spoke at sentencing this morning, saying she was manipulated and suffers because of the experience in the form of nightmares and distrust of people. The defense argued that it was Logsdon’s post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that affected him.

Logsdon apologized to the girl and her family. He signed orders or protection barring him from any contact with the victim and his own wife for eight years.

He was convicted in April of transporting an individual in interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in illegal sexual activity.

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