Texas Man Sentenced For Preying On SC Teen

(Columbia, SC) -- A Texas man is going to prison for what a judge calls one of the most serious offenses involving a South Carolina teenager.

Robert Christiansen was sentenced yesterday to 20 years in prison for trying to have sex with a 16-year-old girl he met online.

The 58-year-old convinced the girl to get on a bus and visit him in Texas, but police were able to find her before she made it there.

 Christiansen pleaded guilty but his lawyer claimed his client deserved a lesser sentence because of mental health issues.


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