LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who taught English in Cambodia has been sentenced to nearly nine years in federal prison for traveling abroad to have sex with a 14-year-old girl.

KNX 1070’s Kim Marriner Reports

Michael Dodd was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge John Walter in Los Angeles to a 104-month sentence and was ordered to pay $9,500 in restitution. Walter says Dodd is one of the most twisted defendants ever to appear in his court.

The 61-year-old pleaded guilty in September to traveling to Cambodia to engage in sex with a minor.

Dodd has denied abusing the 14-year-old girl, claiming he had plans to marry her. Prosecutors say Dodd had sexual relations on about 25 occasions with the girl and paid her family $50 every two weeks so he could visit her.

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Comments (5)
  1. Tami says:

    Nearly nine years? Oh that will teach him. How bout life in prison. Molesters don’t heal and get better. they are always molesters. How many did he molest before he got caught?

  2. Cindy Stipes Schneider says:

    9 years??????? What the hell kind of punishment is that???? How about adding a zero to the right of that 9. This guy will NEVER be rehabilitated. He’s a CHILD MOLESTER. A RAPIST. He’ll NEVER change. He needs to be locked up FOREVER.

  3. brian says:

    sure lock him up forever but one thing don’t complain about cost rember while you strugle to pay your rent and put food on the table and with no real job security he be chilling at tax dollar expense but one thing just shot him and not wait 20 years till he is put the death use the texas justice style of doning bussiness and we be all right just one thing what is the proof of him haveing sex in hawaii the age of consent is 14 how many child molesters are in hawaiii dugh

  4. gee says:

    justin.tv is full of pedophiles and videos of naked children

  5. AJ Morgan says:

    Don’t lock this thing up at tax-payer expense, this creature should be executed. Child molestors and rapists don’t change,

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