- 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.


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

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