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65-year-old man gets five years in West Fargo luring case

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A 65-year-old who admitted to having sex with a 14-year-old girl he met on the Internet was sentenced to five years in prison Monday.

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Robert Francis Blasey, 65, of Zimmerman, Minn., pleaded guilty in January in Cass County District Court to luring a minor by computer and gross sexual imposition.

Ryan Younggren, an assistant Cass County state's attorney, argued for an eight-year prison stint, but said the five-year sentence wasn't disappointing given Blasey's cooperation with authorities and contrition.

Blasey, a traveling salesman, was arrested Dec. 2 in Bismarck. His victim was from West Fargo.

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