- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire man convicted of trying to sell a 14-year-old girl for sex has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

William Shine, of Franklin, was found guilty in September of child sex trafficking and endangering the welfare of a child. He was sentenced on Monday.

Shine’s wife is facing similar charges. She is being tried separately.

Authorities say the 34-year-old Shine tried to sell the girl to a 26-year-old man in 2014, but the buyer was an undercover police informant.

WMUR-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1lf5zt0 ) Shine addressed the court before his sentencing and blamed media reports and the jury for his conviction. The judge told Shine that the jurors’ decision was based on evidence.

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Information from: WMUR-TV, https://wmur.com

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