COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ An Ohio man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for having sexual contact with a 12-year-old Connecticut minor.

The Columbus Dispatch reports 33-year-old Justin S. Mote was sentenced Thursday after the victim’s mother testified in federal court about how she found notes Mote had written to her daughter and the plans he had to take off with the girl.

Mote met the girl on an online message service in 2012. He visited her in her hometown two times and also met her at a cheerleading competition. According to prior court statements, Mote had oral sex with the victim at least once.

The girl’s mother said Mote was ready to steal her “child for his pleasure.”

Mote apologized Thursday and said he “should be in jail for life.”

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