- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A northeastern Pennsylvania man was sentenced to prison time after he admitted contacting and engaging in a sexual conversation in an online adult chat room with a girl he knew was 14 years old.

Thirty-five-year-old Chris Megargel of Blakeslee, was sentenced Tuesday to six to 23 months in Monroe County prison after pleading guilty to unlawful contact with a minor. He also must register as a Megan’s Law offender.

The married father of four told the judge he’s remorseful for his actions.

Megargel was a Pocono Mountain High School West janitor at the time of the offense last August, though police said the girl didn’t attend that school.

Prosecutor Mike Rakaczewski said the defendant also requested and received several photos of the girl in various states of undress.

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