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Chris Ortloff Sentenced: Ex-N.Y. Lawmaker Gets More Than 12 Years For Soliciting Sex With Children

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A former New York legislator who also served on the state's Parole Board has been sentenced to 12 1/2 years in federal prison and fined $50,000 for using the Internet to try to entice minors into having sex.

Chris Ortloff resigned from the parole board after his 2008 arrest in a police sting at a suburban Albany motel. The 62-year-old Republican from Plattsburgh served in the state Assembly from 1986 until 2006.

Ortloff admitted he repeatedly e-mailed and called someone he believed was the mother of 11- and 12-year-old sisters to arrange a meeting with them to have sex at a motel.

At his sentencing Tuesday, defense lawyers and prosecutors noted Ortloff's cooperation with authorities, including Internet records used to investigate two others.