NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island doctor is heading to prison after admitting he sexually assaulted a young girl whom he maintained an online relationship with after meeting her in the chat room of an online game.
Newsday reports (http://nwsdy.li/297af3S ) Hassan Khan of Mineola was sentenced Friday in federal court to 17 years in prison after pleading guilty to coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity.
Khan must serve 10 years of post-release supervision and register as a sex offender.
Prosecutors say the relationship began in 2007 when the victim was 11 and lasted until about 2013. Prosecutors say he sexually assaulted the girl overseas and forced her to engage in sexually explicit conduct over live video chats.
Kahn's attorney, Jeffery Greco, says the sentence is too harsh.
Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com