Virginia man arrested in Phoenix internet sex sting

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Phoenix police arrested a Virginia man Thursday after allegedly exposing himself online to a person he thought was a 14-year-old girl.  

Authorities said an investigation in August and September of 2011 led detectives to 43-year-old Daniel J. Courtney.  

He began talking to a member of the Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force posing as a teenage girl in Phoenix, police said.  

Authorities said Courtney used sexually explicit language, exposed himself and asked to have sex with the girl.

Detectives went to Virginia and interviewed Courtney who admitted to the crimes, police said.

He was arrested in Virginia, extradited to Phoenix by U.S. Marshals and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on two counts of showing obscene material to a minor, three counts of luring a minor for sexual exploitation and four counts of aggravated luring of a minor.

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