- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A former magic shop owner in Albuquerque has been sentenced to 54 years in prison for a 1999 child abuse conviction.

Prosecutors say Neil Stammer was sentenced Wednesday.

He spent 14 years in Nepal under a different name before he was arrested by the FBI in 2014.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that Stammer had been teaching English and other languages in Nepal.

Stammer was convicted at trial in 1999 on four felony counts related to one victim, a boy who was 12 years old at the time.

He was acquitted in a separate, later trial of similar charges related to another child.

Stammer also was convicted late last year of two counts of criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13 years old and two counts of kidnapping.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com


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