A former Canadian youth soccer coach from Surrey has been handed seven years in prison in the U.S. after seeking sex with a person he thought was a 12 year old girl.
The 47-year-old sent graphic photos to an undercover agent, believing the agent to be a 12 year old girl.
Kuldip “Kelly” Singh Mahal was arrested in February 2015 at a park in Burlington, Washington, where he was expecting to meet a 12-year-old girl.
The U.S. attorney says “Even with the knowledge that another man had been arrested in a similar internet enticement case, this defendant persisted in seeking sex with a 12-year-old child.”
Mahal is also to be registered as a sex offender.