German man gets prison in child sex tourism case

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- A man from Germany has been sentenced to nearly 16 years in federal prison in Arizona for a child sex tourism offense.
 
Prosecutors say 51-year-old Karsten Puschmann, of Kiel, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Tucson.
 
He received a 189-month prison term Friday followed by lifetime release with stringent sex offender conditions, including the condition that Puschmann register as a sex offender.
 
Puschmann pleaded guilty in January to traveling with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.
 
An investigation revealed that Puschmann used the Internet to negotiate and plan a trip to Mexico to engage in sex acts with six different children between the ages of 5 and 11.
 
Authorities say he traveled from Europe to Arizona for that purpose and was arrested upon his arrival in Tucson.